AMD’s Ryzen 4000 powered laptops are finally available for pre-order in the form of the ASUS TUF Gaming and Zephyrus laptops with a shipping date of 16th March. Newegg Canada’s listings for the first wave of Renoir laptops are now live after a prolonged wait. The laptops feature the Ryzen 4000H series APUs paired with NVIDIA’s GTX 16 series discrete GPUs, making them ideal for gamers and power-users. They all feature high-speed NVMe SSDs and 16GB of DDR4 memory, while the display varies from 1080p 60Hz to 144Hz for eSports and FPS fans.
|45W H Lineup||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L2||L3||GPU CUs||TDP|
|Ryzen 9 4900HS||8/16||2.8GHz||4.4GHz||4MB||8MB||8CUs||35W|
|Ryzen 9 4900H||8/16||2.8GHz||4.4GHz||4MB||8MB||7CUs||45W|
|Ryzen 7 4800H||8/ 16||2900MHz||4200MHz||4MB||8MB||7CUs||45 W|
|Ryzen 7 4800HS||8/16||2900MHz||4200MHz||4MB||8MB||7CUs||35 W|
|Ryzen 5 4600H||6/12||3000MHz||4000MHz||3MB||8MB||6CUs||45 W|
There are four TUF Gaming models and two ROG laptops. First, let’s have a look at the former. On the CPU (or rather APU) side, you’ve got the Ryzen 5 4600H with 6 cores and 12 threads. It features a base clock of 3GHz and a boost of 4GHz. The iGPU is a puny Vega 6, but you’ve also got a GeForce GTX 1650 4GB for gaming and 3D intensive applications.
ASUS TUF Gaming TUF506IH-RS53 15.6″
ASUS TUF Gaming TUF506IH-RS74 15.6″
ASUS TUF Gaming TUF706IU-AS76 17.3″
A step above, you have the eight-core (16 thread) Ryzen 7 4800H with a base and boost clock of 2.9 and 4.2GHz, respectively. It features 7 graphics CUs and the same 8MB L3 cache as the 4600H. For the dGPU, you get the option to choose between the GTX 1650, the GTX 1660 Ti and the RTX 2060.
The 35W HS chips (Ryzen 7 4800HS, and Ryzen 9 4900HS) seem to be exclusive to the ROG lineup, at least for now. Furthermore, these laptops feature a more compact form factor with a 14″ display and weigh under 1.6 kg. They also feature the Max-Q variants of the 1660 Ti and the RTX 2060. The rest of the specs are mostly the same, with both the laptops featuring a 1080p 120Hz display with a 72% NTSC color gamut. The only difference between the 4800HS and the 4900HS is with respect to the boost clock. While the former has a ceiling of 4.2GHz, the latter tops out at 4.4GHz. There are rumors that the 4900HS will feature an 8CU iGPU, but the Newegg listing doesn’t mention the integrated graphics specs.