July 21, 2024

People have been waiting a long time for new Ryzen 4000 APUs and AMD finally released them. However there is a catch, as of right now it’s only available in OEM machines, with a later release for the DIY market.Using the same silicon as in the Ryzen Mobile 4000 family, AMD is pumping it up into 35 W and 65 models in the same AM4 platform that is in use today.

The new processors use the same 8-core Zen2 plus 8 compute unit Vega that we saw in Ryzen Mobile 4000 at the beginning of the year, but as with previous APU launches, the frequency and power thermals have been pushed up into more manageable desktop environments. To that end, AMD will be launching hardware in the Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 3 product lines at both 65 W and 35 W, all on the AM4 platform.

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The new AMD Ryzen™ 4000 G-Series Desktop Processors deliver impressive generational leaps in performance3 and amazing power efficiency for consumers, gamers, streamers and creators. Built for modern business PCs, AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Desktop Processors with PRO technologies offer enterprise-class solutions, advanced technology and multi-layered security features. Ryzen 4000 Series Desktop Processors are built on the industry-leading 7nm process and “Zen 2” core architecture, offering unmatched user experiences and power efficiency in the state-of-the art AMD socket AM4 platform.

AMD Ryzen 4000G Series APUs
Ryzen 4000G
Ryzen 7 4700G8 / 16360044008210065 W
Ryzen 7 4700GE8 / 16310043008200035 W
Ryzen 5 4600G6 / 12370042007190065 W
Ryzen 5 4600GE6 / 12330042007190035 W
Ryzen 3 4300G4 / 8380040006170065 W
Ryzen 3 4300GE4 / 8350040006170035 W
Ryzen Pro 4000G
Ryzen 7 Pro 4700G8 / 16360044008210065 W
Ryzen 7 Pro 4750GE8 / 16310043008200035 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G6 / 12370042007190065 W
Ryzen 5 Pro 4650GE6 / 12330042007190035 W
Ryzen 3 Pro 4350G4 / 8380040006170065 W
Ryzen 3 Pro 4350GE4 / 8350040006170035 W

All the APUs support DDR4-3200, and have eight PCIe 3.0 lanes for add-in cards. This can be an issue for more powerful Desktop GPUs but AMD are not targeting the uber high end space so this maybe a non issue all together. However we dont know about the PCIe lanes available for storage at all.

At the same time as the Ryzen 4000G APUs, AMD is also launching the Ryzen Pro 4000G versions for the commercial market. These specifications mirror the standard Ryzen counterparts, but fall under AMD’s Pro Technologies feature set, with additional security, manageability, and business ready pillars. This includes full memory encryption and support for DASH management, OS image stability over 18 months, guaranteed processor availability for 24 months, and enhanced QA.

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According to Anandtech : “Just to be clear, AMD specified OEM and not system integrators (SIs). On our call, AMD clarified that the market for its APUs is skewed very heavily towards the big mass-market prebuilt customers like HP and Dell, rather than custom home builds. The numbers quoted were around 80% of all APU sales end up in these systems, and by working with OEMs only, AMD can also help manage stock levels of the Renoir silicon coming out of the fabs between desktops and notebooks.”

So it basically means business machines and laptops are the best option to get your hands on these new APUs right now. AMD also told Anandtech that consumer chips will launch Soon™. Pricing, Launch windows and even the extent of motherboard support for these chips have not been revealed however.

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For the lower end of the prebuilt market, AMD is also offering a new set of Zen+ APUs. These are the first desktop parts to carry the Athlon Gold and Athlon Silver branding. These chips will probably use the same chips as the Athlons found in mobile parts.