According to a report by Videocardz, a retail sample of the chip was leaked from an anonymous source which said that it’s only a matter of time before the Ryzen 4000 series desktop APUs hit the shelves, and it proves that AMD is indeed preparing the fastest APU to date.
Renoir APU to use 7nm node by TSMC
It features the same die as the Renoir APU mobility lineup(for laptops), but there’s a big upgrade. It uses the 7nm FinFet process made by TSMC, compared to the older 12nm on the Zen+ predecessor. This uses the all new Zen2 cores and 7nm Vega GPU cores. That should give it a huge bump in working multiple tasks, and gaming performance with improved clocks on both CPU and GPU. Other noticable improvements include higher core counts, faster clock speeds, improved iGPU frequencies and native support for DDR4-3200 RAM.
Based on the leaks, we could say that the Ryzen 7 4700G is an 8 core processor that supports Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). The APU features a 3.6 GHz base clock, and a 4.4 GHz boost clock with 65 W TDP(Thermal Design Power). The 8CUs(Compute Units) correlate to 512 stream processors according to Videocardz. It’s possible that the APU might use 4MB and 8MB of L2 and L3 cache, respectively. The 8CUs is three fewer than the CUs of the 3500G. But the clocks on the 3500G max out at 1400MHz while on the new 4700G it peaks at 2100MHz thanks to the 7nm Zen2 architecture. A 50% improvement in clock speeds should possibly help with losing out on those three CUs.
Comparing it to the Core i7-10700, both processors have 8 cores and 16 threads, and share the same TDP as well. The i7 features a base clock of 2.9GHz with a boost of 4.8GHz. There’s 16MB L3 cache. On the graphics side, it uses Intel UHD graphics 630 where the EU(Execution Units) is 24 and the boost frequency is 1200MHz.
Our source claims that the product is a final version and it shouldn’t be long before we see Renoir AM4 in stores.
According to the OPN list published by igor’sLAB the Ryzen 7 4700G will be one of many high-performance APUs that are on the verge of being announced.
The 2100MHz clock speed on the 4700G is a 20% increase over the Ryzen 9 4900H which has the Vega 8 graphics chip clocked at 1750 MHz.
New APUs in the works
AMD will be preparing various APUs featuring 35W and 65W TDPs. There are Ryzen 4000 APUs featuring 4, 6, and up to 8 cores like the Ryzen 7 4700G. All Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ APUs will support DDR4-3200 MHz speeds natively but to really take advantage of the enhanced Vega iGPU, you would have to use higher frequency DRAM and feed the GPU with as much band-width as possible.
So, are you excited for the new AMD APUs? Do let us know in the comments.