Posted on : Monday, 26th October 2020
Ryzen 4000: Desktop
Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs are exclusively accelerated processing units, or APUs, bringing discrete graphics and Zen 2 cores to the CPU space in a single package. AMD renamed its next-generation Zen 3 desktop CPUs to Ryzen 5000 just before their debut in early October 2020. You can find more about them, here.
The Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 processors start with the Ryzen 3 4300GE, which comes with four cores and eight threads and a base clock speed of 3.5GHz, and scale all the way up to a Ryzen 7 4700G, with a 4.4GHz boost clock, eight cores and 16 threads, and eight integrated graphics cores.
The consumer line is split between the GE series, which requires 35W TDP, and a G series, which requires 65W TDP. The GE series include the Ryzen 3 4300GE, Ryzen 5 4600GE, and Ryzen 7 4700GE, while the G series include the Ryzen 3 4300G, Ryzen 5 4600G, and Ryzen 7 4700G.
Additional variants of these CPUs include the Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G, Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G, and Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G at 65W TDP, and the Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE, Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE, and Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE at 35W TDP.
These processors are, for now, only available in prebuilt PCs, so you can’t upgrade your existing desktop to a Ryzen 4000 APU.
Like with their mobile counterparts, AMD is promoting the strong graphics performance of these processors. The strength of the integrated GPU makes it possible to play some games at lower detail settings without a discrete graphics card.