AMD has unveiled new Ryzen 4000G and Ryzen Pro 4000G lineups of desktop APUs or Accelerated Processing Units, the company’s time period for CPUs with built-in graphics. Codenamed ‘Renoir’, these share the identical design as AMD Ryzen 4000 series laptop computer processors. Renoir relies on the identical 7nm Zen 2 core microarchitecture as the present desktop Ryzen 3000 CPU lineup, with the addition of AMD Radeon Vega graphics capabilities. This just isn’t the next-generation Ryzen series based mostly on the Zen Three structure, which is still expected to launch later this year.
The newly introduced processors will solely be obtainable in bulk to OEMs and system integrators to be used in pre-built desktop PCs once they develop into obtainable, which implies that retail boxed models for DIY consumers is not going to be bought. For this cause, the costs of particular person models haven’t been introduced.
Focusing on OEM gamers similar to HP and Lenovo will permit AMD to penetrate the pre-built desktop market. The Ryzen series has been fashionable with fanatics and DIY builders, however that is still a small market in comparison with the large demand for desktop PCs utilized in places of work, colleges, and houses. The company guarantees over 200 p.c higher graphics efficiency and over 30 p.c higher multi-thed efficiency with its top-end Ryzen 7 4700G in comparison with an Intel Core i7-9700.
AMD has additionally beforehand centered on CPUs with out built-in graphics, that are fashionable with avid gamers and energy customers who will likely be shopping for highly effective discrete graphics cards anyway, however not with budget-minded consumers. It just isn’t instantly clear whether or not AMD plans to launch these or comparable fashions in retail sooner or later.
The Ryzen 4000G and Ryzen Pro 4000G lineups are aimed toward client and enterprise use respectively. They match into the identical Socket AM4 interface as all earlier desktop Ryzen CPUs and will likely be suitable with current 400-series and 500-series desktop motherboards. The platform permits for as much as DDR4-3200 RAM, and eight PCIe 3.zero lanes moderately than PCIe 4.zero which Ryzen 3000 series CPUs assist.
There are six fashions in every of the 2 series; one 65W and one 35W mannequin within the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7 tiers. The top-end Ryzen 4700G marks the primary time that AMD has mixed a high-end CPU with built-in graphics. It has eight core and 16 ths, with base and increase speeds of three.6GHz and 4.4GHz respectively, plus eight Radeon Vega graphics compute models. The Ryzen 5 fashions have six cores and 7 CUs, whereas the Ryzen Three fashions have 4 cores and 6 CUs. All Ryzen Pro CPUs assist full reminiscence encryption, distant administration and bulk deployment, plus further safety features and assured availability.
In addition to those lineups, AMD has additionally introduced new Athlon 3000 and Athlon Pro 3000 desktop APUs which will likely be priced decrease and goal extra entry-level methods. These are based mostly on the previous-generation Zen+ structure, utilized by desktop Ryzen 2000 series CPUs. There are three fashions every within the Athlon 3000 and Athlon Pro 3000 series, with one 65W and two 35W chips. The Athlon Gold 3150G has 4 cores with out multi-thing, operating at base and increase speeds of three.5Ghz and three.9GHz respectively. The Athlon Silver 3050GE has two cores with 4 ths, a base clock of three.4GHz and no increase performance. All Athlon fashions have three Vega graphics CUs.