Several Ryzen 4000G “Renoir” APUs, alongside other SKUs, have been spotted around the digital town already this month. Enthusiasts and outlets have already reported on engineering samples for the Renoir and Vermeer chipsets that have quite a nice bump in performance for lower-end systems. This newly revealed batch of APUs looks very promising.
This new leak comprises a variety of Ryzen 3 chips, all on the AM4 socket. BioStar, a company based in Taiwan that manufactures many different electronics and components, is the source. The fact sheet was found on their site for their upcoming line of B550 motherboards. Based on the leaked sheet, we’re looking at quite a few new SKUs within AMD’s growing APU lineup.
These CPUs would inhabit two main ranges, Ryzen 4000G and GE processors. Each range also has spec sheets and clock speeds leak alongside the OPN numbers. The TDP numbers are even there. The leaked list from Biostar features G, GE and PRO series of SKUs. Each of these has their own ranges for base speeds on the die from 3.1 to 3.8 GHz. Featuring TDPs at 95w and below, these could be great for microsystems and very small form-factor builds where GPUs aren’t needed.
These are APUs, and unlike normal desktop CPUs, these have integrated onboard GPU systems. These are comparably weaker to Intel’s own CPUs. Although with these new APUs PC gamers will find that the better clock speeds and lower TDP should give them a nice boost in power. The chipsets feature “7nm Zen 2” cores and an enhanced “7nm Vega GPU” core.
For comparison, let’s take a look at Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 5 2400G APUs from the previous generations. These older CPUs should stack up relatively closer to the new Ryzen 4000G “Renoir” APUs and other related SKUs. These CPUs with integrated graphics could be fairly useful for budget gaming on lower budget systems.
AMD has previously teased various other plans in 2020 that would allow it to better compete with Intel. Among these plans is an alleged refresh of the Ryzen 2 lineup with updated 3750X and 3850X CPUs. This all comes off of the back of a strong 2019 for team red, where they bounced back into a competitive state with rival Intel after years of irrelevance.