It seems that the Ryzen 4000 mobile processors will not only be fast but power-efficient as well. Not surprising considering that the APUs are based on the cutting-edge 7nm node from TSMC. In comparison, most of Intel’s mobile CPUs still leverage the nearly-decade old 14nm process. A few screenshots posted on the Chinese site, Weibo indicate how the battery life of the new Renoir processors will be like. In short: Very long.
As you can see, PCMark10 has recorded a battery life of nearly 14 hours on this Ryzen 7 4800U laptop. Yes, this is the idle battery life. How long the laptop will last with no activity, just one window open with some random clicks here and there.
Considering that this is an 8-core/16-thread APU with decent integrated graphics, I’d say this is pretty damn impressive. Intel’s quad-core Ice Lake chips with half the number of cores last nearly for the same time. However, keep in mind that these are the idle benchmarks, not the under-load ones. Those will be more interesting. Stay tuned. The first wave of Renoir laptops is slated to launch later this month. We’ll have a review up soon 😉