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:
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: