AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop APU lineup has been leaked by Biostar
In a now amended listing of the CPUs supported by their upcoming AMD B550 motherboards, Biostar may have inadvertently revealed the upcoming AMD Ryzen 4000 series of APUs. The AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs have already enjoyed great success in the mobile segment, but the Zen 2-based APUs have yet to arrive in the desktop segment. The wait probably isn’t much longer though.
At this point it is probably worth reminding everyone that AMD is just ludicrously bad at naming their chips, so the Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs here today aren’t the Zen 3-based “Vermeer” Ryzen 4000 processors, that will succeed the current crop of Zen 2-based AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors.
There’s probably little reason for gamers to pick an APU over the Zen 2-based processors that AMD is already selling right now, but for those who don’t want to shell out the extra money for an additional GPU, these might make a lot of sense. Well, if you are interested in the AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs, make your pick from the list below, which combines information from prior leaks as well:
AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs Specs
|Base Clock / Boost Clock (GHz)||Cores/Threads||GPU CUs||GPU Clocks (MHz)||TDP|
|AMD Ryzen 7 4700G||3.6 / 4.45||8C / 16T||8||2100||65W|
|AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G||3.6 / 4.45||8C / 16T||9||2100||65W|
|AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE||3.1 / 4.35||8C / 16T||8||2000||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4400G||3.7 / 4.3||6C / 12T||7||1900||65W|
|AMD Ryzen 5 4400GE||3.3 / 4.25||6C / 12T||7||1900||35W|
|AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4200G||3.8 / 4.1||4C / 8T||6||1700||65W|
|AMD Ryzen 3 4200GE||3.5 / 4.1||4C / 8T||6||1700||35W|
Two rather important SKUs are missing from Biostar’s list but present in Igor’s Lab’s earlier leak; they are the Ryzen 5 4400G and Ryzen 3 4200G, which should be what consumers can buy, in contrast to the AMD Ryzen PRO variants which are OEM-exclusive for enterprise systems.
While the desktop variants of the Renoir APUs offer higher clocks for both the CPU and GPUs, it seems that they will be sharing the PCIe 3.0 connectivity with their mobile counterparts. No PCIe 4.0 will be available on the AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs, but to be entirely honest there probably is little reason for a more budget-oriented product like these APUs to offer support for PCIe 4.0.
What would be really interesting to see is how the AMD Ryzen 7 4700G stacks up against the Ryzen 7 3700X. For starters, it boasts a slightly higher boost clock. Cache is expected to be quite significantly less on the Ryzen 4000 desktop APU parts, but how much would it affect common use case scenarios like gaming remains to be seen. Well, the rumors also hint at a launch in June 2020, which is when the AMD B550 boards will launch as well.
Pokdepinion: An 8-core APU sounds perfect for those who need more CPU power but aren’t planning on any gaming on their systems.