A mystery AMD Ryzen 4000 Series APU with 8 Cores and 16 Threads has been spotted online. Incidentally, the ZEN 2 based AMD Renoir processor was not meant for laptops but desktops. This strongly indicates that AMD is readying Renoir-based processors for the desktop market as well. If the benchmarking results are accurate, the mystery AMD Ryzen 7 4700G is just one of the several ‘Renoir’ CPUs that would offer affordable high-performance accelerated processing slotted in the mature AM4 socket.
AMD ‘Renoir’ Ryzen 4000 Series CPUs, based on the ZEN 2 Architecture and manufactured on the 7nm Fabrication Node, is headed for the desktops as well. There have been several hints about the AMD Renoir CPUs being tested for desktop applications. A mystery 8 Core AMD CPU was recently spotted in a leaked entry over at UserBenchmark, and the Ashes of the Singularity (AotS) benchmark has confirmed the name of expected upcoming Renoir desktop APU.
AMD ‘Renoir’ Ryzen 7 4700G 8C/16T ZEN 2 CPU Spotted on AotS Benchmark:
AMD’s Ryzen 7 4700G ‘Renoir’ CPU has seemingly been unveiled in the AotS benchmark. The 8 Core and 16 Thread CPU was tested with an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card. Incidentally, the benchmark is primarily about the graphics capabilities, and hence, detailed CPU performance metrics are missing. Moreover, even the motherboard used for the benchmarking is not mentioned. However, the mystery AMD CPU and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Graphics Card are working with 16GB DDR4 RAM.
The details of the mystery AMD Renoir Ryzen 4000 Series CPU for desktop are provided by the person who posted the AotS benchmark online. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700G is most likely to feature the same 8 CUs as the Ryzen 9 4900HS. The cores will be clocked at up to 1750 MHz.
AMD Ryzen 7 4700G with Radeon Graphics
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The AMD Renoir CPU for the AM4 Desktop application will be shipping with higher TDPs. Hence these CPUs can make use of the extra headroom for TDP to deliver more sustained peak clocks for the onboard 7nm Vega iGPU. Needless to add, this will certainly result in slightly higher performance compared to the notebook CPUs with same architecture and cores.
The clock speeds of the mystery AMD ‘Renoir’ Ryzen 7 4700G are not mentioned. However, the Engineering Sample (ES) that leaked earlier featured a base clock of 3.0 GHz and a boost clock of 4.0 GHz. As it was early prototype being tested by AMD, buyers can expect final clock speeds to be much higher.
AMD Renoir Desktop CPUs In AM4 Motherboards To Benefit From ZEN 2 Architecture:
The mystery AMD Ryzen 7 4700G processor spotted on the AotS website features 8 cores and 16 threads. This is double the previous generation Ryzen 5 3400G. However, in comparison to the current AMD Ryzen “Picasso” processor with Radeon Vega graphics, the new chip is rumored to feature fewer Graphics Cores or Compute Units, which is 8. This is the full configuration for AMD Renoir silicon, and it may not look good for the desktop application.If the 4700G sticks to 65W TDP power design there’s a high possibility of an ‘efficient’ 35W TDP 4700GE in the near future. The TDP of the AMD Renoir Desktop CPU is obviously double than that of the AMD Renoir Mobility CPUs. This means higher Turbo Clock Speed or faster GPU Cores. But the real benefit will come from the ZEN 2 Cores.
AMD Renoir CPUs based on the ZEN 2 Architecture feature full monolithic designs as was evident on the mobile platforms. These will certainly offer slightly better performance efficiency compared to desktop-based ZEN 2 chips. Simply put, with the ZEN 2 Renoir 4000 Series Desktop CPUs, AMD could be aiming to offer affordable yet powerful computing at sustained higher clock speeds than the current-generation ZEN+ desktop CPUs.