AMD Announces Ryzen 4000 Chips with Radeon Graphics for Desktop | Computer

When the OMG revealed Ryzen 4000 notebook chips, a question hung in the air: when will we have the desktop versions of the new series? It took a while, but they are already arriving. Processors AMD Ryzen 4000 for desktops were officially announced on Tuesday (21).

This line is made up of 12 processors, not to mention the new Athlon chips (we’ll talk about them now). Based on architecture Zen 2 (Zen 3 chips will arrive later, but still in 2020), all have 7 nanometer technology, GPU Radeon Graphics and socket AM4.

65 W and 35 W TDPs (these are identified with the suffix GE), support for DDR4 memories up to 3,200 MHz and compatibility with PCI Express 3.0 (that is, no PCIe 4.0) are part of the other features.

There are two series, actually. The first, aimed at home PCs, is the AMD Ryzen 4000G:

Cores / Threads Base / max clock Cache Graphics cores Clock graphics TDP
Ryzen 7 4700G 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 12 MB 8 2,100 MHz 65 W
Ryzen 7 4700GE 8/16 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 12 MB 8 2000 MHz 35 W
Ryzen 5 4600G 6/12 3.7 / 4.2 GHz 11 MB 7 1,900 MHz 65 W
Ryzen 5 4600GE 6/12 3.3 / 4.2 GHz 11 MB 7 1,900 MHz 35 W
Ryzen 3 4300G 4/8 3.8 / 4 GHz 6 MB 6 1,700 MHz 65 W
Ryzen 3 4300GE 4/8 3.5 / 4 GHz 6 MB 6 1,700 MHz 35 W

The second series is the AMD Ryzen Pro 4000G, aimed at the professional or corporate segment. As such, the chips in this line have technologies such as AMD Memory Guard (protects memory with encryption) and AMD Secure Processor (protects the system from attacks at the hardware level), improved quality control, among other attributes. Are they:

Cores / Threads Base / max clock Cache Graphics cores Clock graphics TDP
Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 12 MB 8 2,100 MHz 65 W
Ryzen 7 Pro 4750GE 8/16 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 12 MB 8 2000 MHz 35 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G 6/12 3.7 / 4.2 GHz 11 MB 7 1,900 MHz 65 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 4650GE 6/12 3.3 / 4.2 GHz 11 MB 7 1,900 MHz 35 W
Ryzen 3 Pro 4350G 4/8 3.8 / 4 GHz 6 MB 6 1,700 MHz 65 W
Ryzen 3 Pro 4350GE 4/8 3.5 / 4 GHz 6 MB 6 1,700 MHz 35 W

As always, the new processors come with the promise of more performance. AMD says the Ryzen 7 4700G octa-core – the most powerful in the line alongside the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G – is up to 2.5 times more powerful in multithreaded than the previous generation, for example.

Also according to the company, the same chip is up to 31% faster than the Core i7-9700 in multithreaded and has graphics performance up to 202% higher than this.

AMD Ryzen Pro

AMD Athlon 3000 for desktops

For computers that prioritize cost over performance, AMD announced six processors for the Athlon 3000 series, three of which are Pro versions. Like the new Ryzen, all are based on the Zen 2 architecture and feature GPU Radeon Graphics, although with only three graphics cores:

Cores / Threads Base / max clock Cache Graphics cores TDP
Athlon Gold 3150G 4/4 3.9 GHz / – 6 MB 3 65 W
Athlon Gold 3150GE 4/4 3.8 GHz / – 6 MB 3 35 W
Athlon Silver 3050GE 2/4 3.4 GHz / – 5 MB 3 35 W
Athlon Gold Pro 3150G 4/4 3.5 / 3.9 GHz 6 MB 3 65 W
Athlon Gold Pro 3150GE 4/4 3.3 / 3.8 GHz 6 MB 3 35 W
Athlon Silver Pro 3050GE 2/4 3.4 GHz / – 5 MB 3 35 W

How much and when?

This is the time for the bucket of cold water: we still don’t have information on prices and the availability date of the new Ryzen and Athlon chips. Initially, these processors will be supplied only to PC manufacturers (OEM). For this reason, there is also no pricing information.

The possibility of AMD launching the new Ryzen in “boxes” for consumers is not ruled out, but the company has not set a date for that.

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