AMD Rembrandt Ryzen 6000 APUs With RDNA 2 GPUs Could Offer GeForce GTX 1650 Performance Out of The Box

Hassan Mujtaba

AMD will be introducing its next-generation Rembrandt Ryzen 6000 APUs next month and they will feature some insane integrated graphics performance.

AMD Ryzen 6000 'Rembrandt' APUs To Feature Insane Integrated Graphics Performance Thanks To RDNA 2 Architecture

The AMD Ryzen 6000 'Rembrandt' APU lineup will be split into two categories, the entry-tier Ryzen 6000U and the high-end Ryzen 6000H. Both chips will feature the AMD Zen 3 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU architectures. There is also a range of new technologies that will be incorporated by the APUs like PCIe Gen 4.0 and DDR5 support but talking specifically about the graphics, we are expecting to see some major improvements over the Vega iGPUs that have been featured on every Ryzen APU since Zen 1.

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According to HXL (@9550pro), the AMD Rembrandt Ryzen 6000 APUs should offer 2700 points in the 3DMark Time Spy graphics benchmark. It isn't stated which specific SKU this is but we have to keep in mind that RDNA 2 for APUs won't be as optimized at the moment as it will be at launch so there is still a lot of room for improvement.

Despite that, even with the current performance numbers, we are looking at a huge jump over the Vega and its several iterations that were featured on Ryzen APUs so far. A Time Spy graphics score of 2700 points is almost close to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and slightly faster than the AMD RX 560 (Polaris). Cards such as the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and RX 550 are now slower than the graphics featured on the Rembrandt APUs. One should also remember that DDR5 memory should deliver a nice boost to the graphics performance considering that integrated GPUs are severely bandwidth starved plus overclocking RDNA 2 could end up with even higher performance as was the case with Vega iGPU based APUs. We have already seen a sample Ryzen 6000 APU running with RDNA 2 GPU here.

AMD Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt APU performance compared to several entry-level mobility GPUs. (Image Credits: @uzzi38)

Just for comparison, the AMD Vega 8 iGPU on the Ryzen 5000 APUs scores around 1100-1200 Time Spy graphics points so we are looking at over 2x improvement with RDNA 2. This should also give an edge to AMD over Intel's Xe-LP architecture which will see slight improvements over its Tiger Lake iteration on Alder Lake-P/M CPUs. Overall, you will be getting performance faster than the original PS4 and Xbox One inside a laptop chip which is very impressive. Expect more information regarding Rembrandt APUs by AMD at CES 2022.

AMD Ryzen Mobility CPUs:

CPU Family NameAMD Strix PointAMD Dragon RangeAMD PhoenixAMD RembrandtAMD CezanneAMD RenoirAMD PicassoAMD Raven Ridge
Family BrandingAMD Ryzen 8000 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 7045 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 7040 (U-Series)AMD Ryzen 6000
AMD Ryzen 7030
AMD Ryzen 5000 (H/U-Series)AMD Ryzen 4000 (H/U-Series)AMD Ryzen 3000 (H/U-Series)AMD Ryzen 2000 (H/U-Series)
Process NodeTBD5nm4nm6nm7nm7nm12nm14nm
CPU Core ArchitectureZen 5Zen 4Zen 4Zen 3+Zen 3Zen 2Zen +Zen 1
CPU Cores/Threads (Max)TBD16/328/168/168/168/164/84/8
L2 Cache (Max)TBD16 MB4 MB4 MB4 MB4 MB2 MB2 MB
L3 Cache (Max)TBD32 MB16 MB16 MB16 MB8 MB4 MB4 MB
Max CPU ClocksTBDTBATBA5.0 GHz (Ryzen 9 6980HX)4.80 GHz (Ryzen 9 5980HX)4.3 GHz (Ryzen 9 4900HS)4.0 GHz (Ryzen 7 3750H)3.8 GHz (Ryzen 7 2800H)
GPU Core ArchitectureRDNA 3+ iGPURDNA 2 6nm iGPURDNA 3 5nm iGPURDNA 2 6nm iGPUVega Enhanced 7nmVega Enhanced 7nmVega 14nmVega 14nm
Max GPU CoresTBDTBATBA12 CUs (786 cores)8 CUs (512 cores)8 CUs (512 cores)10 CUs (640 Cores)11 CUs (704 cores)
Max GPU ClocksTBDTBATBA2400 MHz2100 MHz1750 MHz1400 MHz1300 MHz
TDP (cTDP Down/Up)TBD55W+ (65W cTDP)15W-45W (65W cTDP)15W-55W (65W cTDP)15W -54W(54W cTDP)15W-45W (65W cTDP)12-35W (35W cTDP)35W-45W (65W cTDP)
Launch2024Q1 2023Q1 2023Q1 2022Q1 2021Q2 2020Q1 2019Q4 2018
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