It seems that AMD’s Ryzen 4000 laptops will finally hit the market later today after multiple rounds of speculations. As per a report from Videocardz, pre-orders should go live today itself, albeit the actual shipping dates will probably be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AMD has also added the top-end Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HS SKUs to its slides that feature a higher boost clock and beefed up integrated graphics. While the former has a considerably increased base and boost clocks over the 4800H, the latter only differs by 100MHz in both metrics. Both feature an 8CU iGPU running at 1750MHz. The Ryzen 9 powered notebooks are expected to ship in Spring 2020, however, considering the situation it’ll most likely get pushed to Q3.
AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile Processors: Fighting Intel in the Notebook Space with 7nm Zen 2
As per AMD, the new Ryzen 4000 APUs offer a 25% IPC gain over the preceding Ryzen 3000 parts, 20% lower SoC power and twice as many transistors while reducing the die size by 25%. This was made possible by TSMC’s cutting-edge 7nm FF node. The integrated graphics are also getting a hefty boost thanks to the refined process, with each CU being up to 70% faster than the older 12nm Vega GPUs.
|45W H Lineup||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L2||L3||GPU CUs||TDP|
|Ryzen 9 4900HS||8/16||3GHz||4.3GHz||4MB||8MB||8CUs||35W|
|Ryzen 9 4900H||8/16||3.3GHz||4.4GHz||4MB||8MB||8CUs||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|
Unlike the desktop Ryzen CPUs, the Renoir APUs feature a single chiplet, essentially making it a monolithic design. This was done to bolster the power efficiency and battery life. The Infinity Fabric has also been improved to support double the bus width from graphics to fabric.
|15W U series||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L2||L3||GPU CUs|
|Ryzen 9 4900U||8/16||?||?|
|Ryzen 7 4800U||8/16||1.8GHz||4.2GHz||4 MB||8 MB||8 CUs|
|Ryzen 7 4700U||8/8||2GHz||4.1GHz||4 MB||8 MB||7 CUs|
|Ryzen 5 4600U||6/12||2.1GHz||4GHz||3 MB||8 MB||6 CUs|
|Ryzen 5 4500U||6/6||2.3GHz||4GHz||3 MB||8 MB||6 CUs|
|Ryzen 3 4300U||4/4||2.7GHz||3.7GHz||2 MB||4 MB||5 CUs|
As far as the memory controller is concerned, Renoir supports DDR4 3200 or LPDDR4x 4266. There are two controllers with each capable of running at the standard 64-bit per channel or 32-bit x2 for LPDDR4.
Lastly, the PCIe lane count has also been increased by four, improving support for NVMe based drives, WiFi 6, 5G and some additional USB ports.