AMD Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” Desktop APUs to be Announced on 21st July

AMD’s Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” processors are all set to be announced for the AM4 desktop platform. As per sources, the soft launch should happen on the 21st of July, just two days from now. Before we continue, yes, the Renoir lineup will be “OEM-first” on AM4, meaning we won’t see any units in retail for the time being.

APU Cores|Threads Base|Boost GPU Cores GPU Frequency TDP
Ryzen 3 PRO 4250G 4/8 2.7GHz|4.1GHz 5 1400MHz 65W
Ryzen 5 PRO 4450G 6/12 3.3GHz|4.3GHz 6 1700MHz 65W
Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G 8/16 3.6GHz|4.45GHz 8 2100MHz 65W
Ryzen 3 4200GE 4/8 2.5GHz|4.1GHz 5 1400MHz 35W
Ryzen 5 4400GE 6/12 3GHz|4.1GHz 6 1700MHz 35W
Ryzen 7 4700GE 8/16 2GHz|4.25GHz 8 1900MHz 35W

The Ryzen 4000 lineup on AM4 will feature some of the fastest APUs ever seen on the platform. The Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G is already known to be faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X, with the overclocked chip even beating the newly launched Ryzen 7 3800XT and the Core i7-10700K at nearly half the price.

The reason for this is two-fold: significantly improved latency due to higher fabric clocks and better quality of the 7nm silicon. That’s something we’ve already seen with the Ryzen 3 parts:

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On mobile, the IF clock is dynamic and automatically downclocks to 2666MHz under load to keep the power draw in check. The same won’t be true on desktop, with most tests till now showing stable operation at 2.1GHz. Furthermore, unlike Picasso, the PCIe lane count is also increased on Renoir. We’re getting 16 lanes, same as the Matisse, albeit the former won’t support PCIe 4.

Considering that Renoir will be limited to OEMs for the time being, this may seem like a trivial lineup. Regardless, it’s important to keep in mind that the OEM market still accounts for a major chunk of the PC market, one where Intel reigns supreme. The lack of iGPUs in the mainstream Ryzen CPUs has prevented AMD from making any major strides in the pre-built PC space. Renoir will change that:

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Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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