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AMD has been on the offensive in its assault against Intel's dominate market share, and it is not focusing on a single battleground, either. Servers? Yep. Consumer desktops? You betcha. Gaming laptops? There too, though AMD seems to have missed a small opportunity for bragging rights and, in some cases, potentially better performance, as an internal block diagram reveals. Let's start with what AMD has done. AMD has made a serious run at the performance laptop segment with its Ryzen 4000 H-series of mobile processors. The allure for consumers is the pairing of AMD's excellent Zen 2 architecture with powerful discrete GPUs, effectively delivering a desktop-class experience in a laptop form factor.... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported on AMD's new family of Renoir desktop processors, which included consumer-oriented Ryzen 4000G/GE and business-oriented Ryzen Pro 4000 SKUs. The new processors are based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture and are very closely related to the Ryzen 4000 laptop processors that launched earlier this year at CES. Today we're getting a little bit more info on the Ryzen Pro 4000 family courtesy of a leaked pricing chart. The Ryzen Pro 3 4350G, Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G, and Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G are priced at $149, $209, and $309 respectively. It should be noted that AMD is charging the same price for the 65-watt "G" and 35-watt "GE" SKUs of its new Ryzen Pro 4000 processors.... Read more...
Just last week, it was reported that AMD's unreleased Ryzen 7 4700G had hit a 4.7GHz all-core overclock, as depicted in a benchmark leak. Good stuff, but can someone do better? Well yes, yes they can. The all-core overclock to beat now stands at 4.8GHz, or 4,815.24MHz to be precise, though we do not know if that was a stable OC. The unofficial record overclock on an unofficial CPU was obtained by ITCooker, who posted a CPU-Z screenshot of their achievement on Facebook. Have a look... Source: ITCooker There are not any benchmarks to go along with this leak, nor any mention of what type of cooling was used (more than air, most likely) or what the actual voltage was set at. Whatever the case might... Read more...
AMD maintains a whole bunch of different Ryzen processor lines, spread out across both mobile and desktop. As it applies to the latter, we are still waiting for AMD to officially launch its Ryzen 4000 Pro series combining Zen 2 CPU cores with enhanced Vega graphics. They are basically APUs, a term AMD does not use anymore. While we wait, a fresh leak has seemingly revealed the specifications and pricing for several models. The Ryzen 4000 designation is a little confusing, because AMD's latest-generation desktop processors based on Zen 2 comprise the Ryzen 3000 series. This is my one pet peeve with AMD's resurgence—it's processors are excellent, but the inconsistent model labeling across... Read more...
The Zen 2 CPU architecture has been kind to AMD, and to customers as well, who have many options in the Zen 2 space. That includes the launch of refreshed "XT" processors that will go on sale in July: Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT. Those are not the only new Zen 2 parts bound for the desktop. While not yet announced, AMD is expected to roll out updated desktop APUs, including several Pro models that are the subject of the latest leak. At this moment in time, AMD's lineup of Pro desktop APUs still do not advance past AMD's previous generation Zen+ architecture. However, there have been several leaks and rumors pointing to upcoming Ryzen 4000G APUs, which are essentially desktop... Read more...
Hey, have you heard—AMD is rumored to be releasing a new round of desktop accelerated processing units (APUs) pairing its Zen 2 CPU architecture with enhanced Vega graphics. Of course you have, because there have been a million leaks on the subject. Make that a million and one, because another set "Renoir" benchmarks have hit the web. While not yet official, it's hardly a secret that Ryzen 4000G Renoir APUs are on tap from AMD. It gets a little confusing because AMD's model numbers do not align from one product to another. For example, when AMD launches its Zen 3 desktop CPUs (sans graphics), those will also presumably bear the Ryzen 4000 label, sans a "G" at the end label. In any event,... Read more...
What is probably one of the worst kept secrets on the web is the pending launch of a new round of AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon graphics for the desktop. Otherwise known as Renoir, the upcoming Ryzen 4000G series will pair up to 8 CPU cores based on AMD's latest generation Zen 2 architecture with Vega graphics. Now thanks to Biostar, we may have a fairly fleshed out lineup to digest before the new APUs are finally served. Biostar was not supposed to spill the beans yet, but as spotted by Komachi on Twitter, the CPU support for the company's B550GTQ motherboard outlined several unreleased Ryzen 4000G/GE series parts, complete with base clocks and TDPs. The leaked APUs are separated into three... Read more...
So, about those upcoming Ryzen 4000 series desktop APUs that have been the subject of numerous leaks. Up to this point, the leaks and rumors have almost entirely consisted of benchmark database entries. Then more recently, AMD's full product product stack was seemingly revealed. For the first time, however, there is a photo of an actual Renoir desktop processor. Unless AMD throws us a giant curve ball, its Ryzen 4000 series desktop APUs will pair Zen 2 CPU cores with Vega GPU cores. This will mark a significant upgrade over the existing Ryzen 3000 series of desktop APUs, both because Zen 2 brings a nice all-around bump in performance compared to Zen+, and it seems there will be 8-core/16-thread... Read more...
The wait is on for AMD to refresh its desktop APU (accelerated processing unit) lineup. Or as AMD likes to say these days, "Ryzen Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics," because apparently "APU" is out of style. Call it whatever you want, a new leak just highlighted what looks to be the entire stack of AMD's next generation desktop chips with integrated graphics. What these chips consist of are the latest generation Zen 2 CPU cores built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, paired with upgraded Vega graphics. Well, we assume AMD will stick with Vega for another round, because that is what the company used for its mobile "Renoir" APUs (or "Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics"). We have... Read more...
AMD came out swinging when it debuted its Ryzen 4000 Zen 2 processors, which represent the company’s latest salvo against Intel in the laptop market. Not only do these mobile “Renoir”  processors have excellent performance with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, but their 7nm process tech has enabled incredibly power efficient laptops like the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14. We’re now learning of an alleged new member of the Ryzen 4000 “U Series” with the impending arrival of a Ryzen 9 4900U. This would be the new flagship processor for thin and light notebooks, and carries with it an 8-core/16-thread configuration. AMD Ryzen 9 4900UAMD Majolica-RN pic.twitter.com/HaUn8PG5Cc—... Read more...
Back in early March, which seems like ages ago considering the past two months we’ve gone through, we received our first glimpse at AMD’s upcoming Renoir-based Ryzen 4000 (Zen 2) desktop processors. As you might expect, these processors are cut from the same cloth as AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile processors and feature integrated Radeon graphics – something that’s missing from AMD’s mainline Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) desktop processors. New benchmarks making the rounds this week have uncovered two SKUs, both with 8 cores; although it’s unknown if these chips are SMT-enabled. The first chip is clocked at 3GHz, while the second chip comes in at 3.5GHz.... Read more...
Intel has been promising that its next-generation Xe graphics cards would be impressive gaming beasts. Earlier this year at CES 2020, Intel claimed that Xe would offer a double-digit performance uplift over the Gen11 graphics found in Ice Lake. Today, we’re getting a good look at what kind of performance that Xe will deliver thanks to a leaked benchmark of a Tiger Lake processor. This unnamed Intel mobile processor is pitted against the Ryzen 9 4900HS, which is the flagship member in AMD’s new Renoir mobile chip family.  The Ryzen 9 4900HS is an 8-core/16-thread processor with base/boost clocks of 3GHz and 4.3GHz respectively. Also on deck is a Vega 8 GPU... Read more...
According to a recent leak, the very first Ryzen 4000 Renoir-based laptops could be launching as soon as next Monday. However, these aren't the only Ryzen 4000 processors on the docket from AMD; a new leak confirms that Ryzen 4000 desktop-based APUs will be arriving soon. First of all, let's clear up any potential confusion. These Ryzen 4000 APUs will use the AM4 socket and will be based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. They also feature integrated Radeon GPUs. The forthcoming Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs, however, will be based on 7nm Zen 3 architecture and do not include onboard graphics. According to the leak from _rogame, the unnamed Ryzen 4000 APU has a stated frequency of 3.5GHz and... Read more...
AMD first announced its Ryzen 4000 family of Zen 2 mobile processors back at CES 2020, and it appears that the wait for shipping laptops featuring these new chips will soon be over. So far, AMD has announced Renoir processors ranging from the Ryzen 3 4300U (4-core/4-thread) to the Ryzen 7 4800H (8-core/16-thread). Seen below is the [official] lineup that AMD has already announced for the Ryzen 4000 mobile Zen 2 CPU family: Ryzen 7 4800H: 8 cores / 16 threads, 2.9GHz to 4.2GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 45W TDP Ryzen 5 4600H: 6 cores / 12 threads, 3GHz to 4GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 45W TDP Ryzen 7 4800U: 8 cores / 16 threads, 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 15W TDP Ryzen 7 4700U: 8 cores / 8 threads, 2GHz... Read more...
AMD is firing on cylinders these days -- at least with respect to processors -- and the latest example of that is with its newest Renoir APUs built on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. AMD announced these APUs earlier this month at CES 2020 as the Ryzen 4000 series, and a number of OEM partners announced new laptops featuring the chips. Today, we're getting a glimpse at what kind of performance that we can expect out of laptops equipped with these APUs when they arrive this quarter. Thanks to a Geekbench listing for an unnamed Lenovo laptop, we're getting seeing some strong performance from the Ryzen 7 4700U. We see the Ryzen 7 4700U here putting up a single-core score of 4910, and a multi-core... Read more...
Acer has just announced a new family of ultra-thin Swift 3 laptops, and they are aimed at professionals that want a powerful and lightweight platform for on-the-go travel. Thankfully, Acer is providing plenty of muscle for customers with the choice of either AMD’s new Zen 2-based Ryzen 7 4700U processors or Intel’s 10th generation Core (Ice Lake) processors. The Intel model is the Swift 3 (SF313-52/G) and features a 13.5-inch display (2256x1504). It is available with a Core i3-1005G1 on base systems, but can be configured with up to a Core i7-1065G7. Up to 16GB of LPDDR4x memory can be installed along with up to a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD. Swift 3 (SF313-52/G) Acer provides the machine... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you news concerning the existence of a Ryzen 9 4700U Renoir APU, which will likely find its way into future laptops. Like the Ryzen/Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series and EPYC 7002 CPU families, AMD's Renoir is based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Today, we're learning about the impending arrival of Ryzen 5 4600H, Ryzen 7 4800H, and Ryzen 9 4900H processors for gaming laptops. The leak comes courtesy of LambdaTek, which has unearthed listings for several ASUS laptops featuring the Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 7 4800H CPUs. Both of the processors are SMT-enabled, which means that the former has 6 physical cores capable of executing 12 threads, while the latter is an 8-core... Read more...
We've been hearing a lot about AMD's next-generation Renoir APUs in recent weeks, and it's likely that a release is just around the corner. Based on recent reports, it likely that AMD will announce these mobile and desktop processors at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Today, we're getting the most detailed account of a Renoir APU to date with the "leak" of the Ryzen 7 4700U. Like all of the upcoming Renoir APUs, the Ryzen 7 4700U is based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. As is often the case with AMD's APUs, the switchover to a newer architecture/process node (in this case, Zen 2) is coming months after it landed for the desktop Ryzen 3000 processors. The Ryzen 7 4700U was spotted in PCMark... Read more...
AMD is not saying much about its next-generation APUs (accelerated processing units), or Ryzen processors with Vega graphics, as the company prefers to call them. However, the latest AMD Bootcamp drivers for December 2019 seemingly contain some clues as what will comprise the upcoming chips, when they finally arrive. Otherwise known as Renoir, AMD's next-generation APUs will feature CPU cores based on its Zen 2 architecture, the same as found in its newest desktop Ryzen and enthusiast Threadripper parts. What has not been set in stone, however, is the graphics architecture. It has been widely assumed AMD will stick with Vega for another round, and the data mine into the Bootcamp drivers reinforce... Read more...
It is only a matter of time before AMD refreshes its APU (accelerated processing unit) lineup. Codenamed "Renoir," the next-generation APUs will combine CPU cores based on AMD's Zen 2 architecture with GPU cores that are likely to still be based on Vega, rather than making a move to Navi. That's a bit disappointing, though if a recent leak is any indication, we could be looking at a significant boost in GPU clockspeed for the next round of APUs. Note that AMD does not actually use the term "APU" anymore—it prefers the longer-winded descriptor of "Ryzen Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics" when describing chips like the Ryzen 3 3200G and its other current-generation APUs. Call them whatever... Read more...
The latest version of AIDA64 is primed for AMD's next round of processors, including its unreleased Ryzen 4000 series desktop CPUs and Renoir APUs. In addition, it brings official support for the November 2019 Update for Windows 10 and a few other things, though it's the prepping for AMD's upcoming silicon that is interesting. AMD is riding high on its third-generation Ryzen processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture, and built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. The company propelled itself back into relevance with Zen, and its between Zen, Zen+, and Zen 3 parts, AMD is dominating sales on Amazon, where 8 out of the 10 top selling CPUs are Ryzen parts. Even better for AMD, its Zen 2... Read more...
It is only a matter of time before AMD launches a new round of accelerating processing units (APUs). Codenamed "Renoir," the company's next-generation APUs will replace its current-generation 12-nanometer Picasso lineup, and make the jump to a 7-nanometer Zen 2 foundation, possibly paired with Navi. While we sit back and wait for an official announcement, some supposed 3DMark 11 entries based on three Renoir APUs have popped up. Before we get to that, let's first talk a little about Renoir. Things can get confusing in a hurry when jumping around AMD's lineup, as generational nomenclatures get tossed around rather loosely. As it pertains to that, Zen 2 (7nm) CPU architecture is the third-generation... Read more...