Japanese retailers have reported immense demand for AMD’s Ryzen 4000G “Renoir” desktop APUs. Despite costing significantly more than their Ryzen 3000 non-APU counterparts (the 8-core Ryzen 7 4750G comes to over US$400), some retailers reporting running out of stock in just a few hours.
This remarkable state of affairs is likely down to the great price-performance proposition delivered by the 4000G series APUs. Combining Zen 2 processors delivering equal or better performance to their CPU-only counterparts and enhanced Vega graphics at over 2 GHz, these APUs provide a great all-around computing experience and enough graphics horsepower for 1080p gaming at medium to high settings.
|APU||Cores|Threads||Base|Boost||GPU Cores||GPU Frequency||TDP|
|Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G||4/8||3.8GHz|4.1GHz||6||1700MHz||65W|
|Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G||6/12||3.7GHz|4.3GHz||7||1900MHz||65W|
|Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G||8/16||3.6GHz|4.4GHz||8||2100MHz||65W|
|Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE||4/8||3.8GHz|4.1GHz||6||1700MHz||35W|
|Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE||6/12||3.3GHz|4.2GHz||7||1900MHz||35W|
|Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE||8/16||3.1GHz|4.3GHz||8||2000MHz||35W|
At the moment, only retailers in the APAC region have their hands on these new Renoir APUs. However, going by these sales performance numbers, we expect Renoir desktop APUs to arrive on standard retail channels in other markets soon.
These sales figures were also accompanied by an apparent increase in the volume of AMD B550 motherboard sales. This is a strong indication that the DIY market in Japan is looking at midrange AMD hardware as a default choice for integrated gaming setups with some level of upgradability.