AMD brings Zen 2 to APU with Ryzen 4000 Renoir & Athlon- Will take on Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake

AMD has taken wraps off from its new APU based on Zen 2 cores code-named “Renoir” and it will arrive in 15W to 45W avatars. The Speculated Vega GPU is also on board.

U Series- Mobility Platform

The Ryzen 4000 family is split between mobility called U-Series and for gamers called H-Series. But Renoir is mobile-first and this shows. This brings the first 7nm parts to the mobile segment. These are 15W parts that have 4 cores to 8 cores. However, in this lineup, there are models that have SMT disabled. Surprisingly, this allows 8 cores 16 threads in 15W envelop also.

ModelCores / ThreadFrequencyCacheGraphic CoresGPU FrequencyTDP
Ryzen 7 4800U8 / 164.2 / 1.8 GHz12MB81750MHz15W
Ryzen 7 4700U8 / 84.1 / 2.0 GHz12MB71600MHz15W
Ryzen 5 4600U6 / 124.0 / 2.1 GHz11MB61500MHz15W
Ryzen 5 4500U6 / 64.0 / 2.3 GHz11MB61500MHz15W
Ryzen 3 4300U4 / 43.7 / 2.7 GHz06MB51400MHz15W

The GPU department is still using aging Vega GPU, however, as per AMD, this is a mature and optimized part that now has 59% more performance per CU.

Performance wise, AMD compared Ryzen 7 4800U to Intel’s Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 and claims that their chip delivers 20% lower power consumption and twice the performance per watt.

H Series- Performance Platform

The H Series biggest jump from U series is the TDP rating of 45W. There are two models, The Ryzen 7 4800H and 4600H. The Ryzen 7 4800H has 8 cores and 16-threads that operate at a 2.9 GHz base and a 4.2 GHz boost. GPU is again Vega parts with 7 CUs that run at 1600 MHz. There is also a six-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 4600H, which has a 3.0 GHz base and 4.0 GHz boost. GPU is again Vega parts with 6 CUs that run at 1500 MHz.

ModelCores / ThreadFrequencyCacheGraphic CoresGPU FrequencyTDP
Ryzen 7 4800H8 / 164.2 / 2.9 GHz12MB71600MHz45W
Ryzen 7 4600H6 / 124.0 / 3.0 GHz11MB61500MHz45W

AMD also has new Athlon models aimed at chromebook with Silver and Gold Models.

ModelCores / ThreadsFrequencyCacheGPU TDP
Athlon Gold 3150U2 / 43.3 / 2.4 GHz5MBRadeon15W
Athlon Silver 3050U2 / 23.2 / 2.3 GHz5MBRadeon15W




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