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AMD Ryzen 6000 could be the world’s first 6nm desktop processor

Having beat out rivals Nvidia and Intel in the race to 7nm, AMD is pushing for an even smaller node when it launches its yet-to-be announced Ryzen 6000 chipset. The company’s leaked product road map suggests that AMD’s next-generation Ryzen 5000 APU — code-named Cezanne — will debut in 2021. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 6000 APU — code-named Rembrandt — will arrive in 2022 with a 6nm node.

Rembrandt will be part of AMD’s 6th-generation Ryzen product lineup and will succeed Cezanne, which is expected to arrive in 2021. If the leak posted by Twitter user @Komachi is accurate, there will be a number of notable upgrades with Rembrandt, including AMD’s move to a smaller 6nm manufacturing process. This APU will likely be manufactured by TSMC with a new Zen 3 Plus processor architecture, delivering better energy efficiency and more performance uplift over the standard Zen 3 platform.

Since Rembrandt is an APU, the graphics side will use AMD’s new RDNA 2 graphics architecture. In addition to supporting ray tracing, RDNA 2 is expected to deliver a big graphics boost. AMD is said to be skipping RDNA 1 as it upgrades from Vega cores straight to the RDNA 2 graphics architecture on Rembrandt.

Other features include support for DDR5 memory, LPDDR5, USB 4.0, and PCIe 4.0. Unfortunately, AMD will be abandoning its AM4 socket when Ryzen 6000 debuts, moving to the newer AM5 platform, so a new motherboard will be needed for those wishing to upgrade from an existing Ryzen platform to Rembrandt.

According to the product road map, AMD will launch its Ryzen 4000-based APU, also known as Renoir, for desktops in June. After Renoir, AMD will be working on its Cezanne APU, which will feature Zen 3 processor architecture and a Vega graphics core. Cezanne will be divided into a higher-performance product family, which will go by the Cezanne-H branding and a low-powered chip denoted by Cezanne-U. Like previous members of the Ryzen family, the Cezanne lineup is expected to support the AM4 socket, making upgrades easy.

On the CPU side, we can expect to see major performance uplifts, though specifics were not reported on Wccftech. The graphics of this APU will be driven by an enhanced Vega GPU. Earlier leaks suggested that Cezanne will be paired with RDNA 2 graphics, but Wccftech now speculates that the APU will instead continue to rely on the older Vega cores, with RDNA 2 support relegated to systems with discrete graphics in 2021.

When will these come out? The APU will likely be announced at CES 2021 and a launch could happen by Computex 2021. In terms of the overall APU road map, we can expect to see Renoir this year, Cezanne next year, and Rembrandt in 2022.

For low-powered systems, AMD is also said to be prepping its Van Gogh chipset to compete against Intel’s Y-series processors. Van Gogh is described as a custom system on a chip (SoC) comprised of Zen 2 processor cores and RDNA 2 graphics with a maximum TDP of 9 watts. This low-powered SoC is expected to launch sometime in 2021.


Nixplay Smart Photo Frame review

The Nixplay Smart Photo Frame, available in a variety of sizes, is a Wi-Fi digital picture frame that displays your favorite images. Similar to traditional picture frames you can hang it on a wall or prop it up on a table. Unlike the one on your grandmother’s wall, it can cycle through more than 2,000 pictures.This is the sort of product you’d gift to parents and grandparents as you can send photos or playlists directly to them. Additionally, it might be a good product for new parents, newlyweds, or college students who might want to keep an eye on things back home. It works just as well to give one of these to someone as it would be to receive on.There are a different sizes and finishes available so it ought to be no problem finding the right fit for your home. And because of its flexibility, you can move it to different rooms or environments without hassle.The 10.1-inch version features a 1280 x 800 HD image that’s bright, easy to see from a variety of angles, and works in both landscape and portrait orientation. As one might expect from a device like this in 2020, there is support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.The built-in motion sensor is able to identify whether there are people in the room which means it automatically turns itself off.Configuration and SetupSetting up the Nixplay Frame includes creating an account, pairing your frame to it, and adding photos. Using the mobile app you can manually add photos, but we found it easier to manage it from the website.Once logged in, you can pair your social media accounts with their respective library or albums. That includes Google Photos, Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr, and Verizon Cloud.It’s also in this dashboard where you can set up timers to turn on and off the frame. Additionally, you can shuffle the playlist, opt to display a clock, adjust the transitions between photos, and more.If you’re purchasing one of these for a family member or friend, you’ll be able to set it all up and essentially make it a turn-key gift. All you’ll have to do is set it on the right Wi-Fi network.We appreciate that you can make as many adjustments that you can, especially to keep things updated. There’s no need to insert a microSD card or plug into the frame. Anything done in the cloud is automatically updated.As for the Google Assistant stuff, it’s more or less just being able to turn the frame on and off using your voice. It’s handy, but not necessary. Amazon Alexa appears to have a little deeper integration with options to pull up specific playlists. 1 of 4 The viewing angles on the frame are really good and we found it to provide sharp color and high contrast. Some of the transitions do feel a tad dated, however, they are quick. Fortunately, you can opt for longer delays between changing and decide which transition you want.Where to BuyYou can learn more about the Nixplay Smart Photo Frame at the company’s official website. There, you’ll find it available to purchase for about $180. A limited time discount sees the company taking $27 off, bringing the total to just $153.There are also other sizes to choose from, ranging from 9.7-inches up to 15.6-inches. From the looks of it, there are often chances to save on your frame. Be it centered around a holiday or just an instant discount, it pays to look.

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