AMD has unveiled new Ryzen 4000G and Ryzen Pro 4000G lineups of desktop APUs or Accelerated Processing Units, the corporate’s time period for CPUs with built-in graphics. Codenamed ‘Renoir’, these share the identical design as AMD Ryzen 4000 series laptop processors. Renoir is predicated 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 is just not the next-generation Ryzen sequence based mostly on the Zen Three structure, which remains to be anticipated to launch later this yr.
The newly introduced processors will solely be obtainable in bulk to OEMs and system integrators for use in pre-built desktop PCs once they turn out to be obtainable, which implies that retail boxed items for DIY consumers won’t be offered. For this cause, the costs of particular person items haven’t been introduced.
Focusing on OEM gamers corresponding to HP and Lenovo will enable AMD to penetrate the pre-built desktop market. The Ryzen sequence has been popular with lovers and DIY builders, however that is nonetheless a small market in comparison with the large demand for desktop PCs utilized in places of work, colleges, and houses. The firm guarantees over 200 p.c higher graphics efficiency and over 30 p.c higher multi-threaded 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 widespread with players and energy customers who shall be shopping for highly effective discrete graphics playing cards anyway, however not with budget-minded consumers. It is just not instantly clear whether or not AMD plans to launch these or related fashions in retail sooner or later.
The Ryzen 4000G and Ryzen Pro 4000G lineups are geared toward client and enterprise use respectively. They match into the identical Socket AM4 interface as all earlier desktop Ryzen CPUs and shall 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 somewhat than PCIe 4.zero which Ryzen 3000 sequence CPUs assist.
There are six fashions in every of the 2 sequence; 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 threads, with base and enhance speeds of three.6GHz and 4.4GHz respectively, plus eight Radeon Vega graphics compute items. 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 extra safety features and assured availability.
In addition to those lineups, AMD has additionally introduced new Athlon 3000 and Athlon Pro 3000 desktop APUs which shall be priced decrease and goal extra entry-level techniques. 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 sequence, with one 65W and two 35W chips. The Athlon Gold 3150G has 4 cores with out multi-threading, operating at base and enhance speeds of three.5Ghz and three.9GHz respectively. The Athlon Silver 3050GE has two cores with 4 threads, a base clock of three.4GHz and no enhance performance. All Athlon fashions have three Vega graphics CUs.