The AMD Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” desktop APUs have a month in Twitterverse. First, an unidentified Renoir APU office was spotted by TUM_APISAK on UserBenchmark boasting 8 cores, 16 threads and a basic 3GHz clock. And now, tipster @_rogame disclosed another chip with the nickname Ryzen 7 4700G.
Spotted from an Ashes of the Singularity reference, the Ryzen 7 4700G has the same 8 cores and 16 wires as the previous APU, although we invite you to take it with a grain of salt.
If this processor is real, it should use the same Zen 2 architecture and the same 7nm process that made Renoir mobile chips an astounding success. More importantly, this could double the base number of the current one Ryzen 3000 The APU range and its flagship product, the Ryzen 5 3400G, which has only four cores.
UserBenchmark has already seen false submissions, so this is not proof that an 8-core, 16-wire Renoir desktop APU is definitely coming. However, it should be noted that AMD’s Ryzen 7 chips typically sport 8 cores, so if this rumored APU actually has 8 cores, the name is certainly appropriate.
If the AMD Ryzen 7 4700G is real and on the road, it would be the very first APU to bear the Ryzen 7 brand.
Here’s what the Ryzen 7 4700G might look like
Unfortunately, little is revealed on the Ryzen 7 4700G. But that has never stopped anyone from speculating before.
As reported by Tom material, if this chip and the previously disclosed Renoir desktop APU are in fact one and the same thing, then the Ryzen 7 4700G will have a basic clock of 3 GHz, with a boost of 3.95 GHz. On the other hand, _rogame submitted that there are currently two 8-core Renoir APUs under test, one with a 3 GHz base, the other operating at 3.5 GHz.
In any case, these are decent figures which could potentially be higher in the final production units.
Tom’s hardware expects the processor to support DDR4-3200 memory modules out of the box, but may not be PCIe 4.0 because Renoir mobile processors only offer PCIe 3.0 support. However, the Ryzen 3000 desktop chips are on the PCIe 4.0 interface, which means it is also possible for Renoir desktop APUs to support them.
He further speculates that the Ryzen 7 4700G could take over the Ryzen 9 4900H’s iGPU design, which will give it eight computing units (CU) and up to 512 stream processors (SP). Given that the current Ryzen 5 3400G flagship has up to 11 CUs, this could be a downgrade. AMD can compensate for this with a higher graphics clock, however.
Obviously, there is no word on pricing yet. But considering that the Ryzen 5 3400G retails for $ 149 (£ 139, AU $ 240), the price of the Ryzen 7 4700G – again, if there is one – should remain competitive, especially with AMD’s philosophy of offer powerful components for less than the price of competition.