When AMD launched the 7 nm Renoir APUs for laptops in CES 2020, we expected it to launch the APUs for desktop as well but it did not. Now, as the launch of Ryzen 4000 desktop processors approaches mostly likely we will witnessing next-gen Renoir desktop APUs.
Back in December 2019, a Ryzen 3 4200G APU was spotted on SiSoft Sandra OpenCL listing, now again @_rogame has discovered an 8 core APU named AMD Ryzen 7 4700G. It seems surprising but 8 core can be true because the die size has shrunk considerably with 7 nm process.
This time AMD will most likely have all the Ryzen 3, 5 and 7 offerings on the APU front, the aforementioned Ryzen 7 4700G has 8 cores and 16 threads. It was seen paired with Radeon RX 5700 XT on Ashes of the Singularity benchmark where it scored 6,400 points on low 1080p settings.
The test benchmark also had 16 GB RAM which helped it to attain an average framerate of 65.6 FPS. A Zen 2-based APU will boost high performance on both CPU and GPU front which might feature 8 compute units (CUs) but the clock speeds remain unknown but might be similar to that of the Ryzen 9 4900HS with 1,750 MHz GPU clock speed.
Most users will use the APUs independently without any discrete GPU and if 3 GB VRAM is allocated from the 16 GB RAM then we might expect smooth 1080p gaming performance overall. Well, the TDP seems unclear but can remain the same as 65 W because of its efficiency.
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