ASRock DeskMini Mini PC with AMD Ryzen 4000 Hybrid Chips Coming

Ryzen 4000

For the pleasure of the SFF enthusiasts, ASRock prepares the successor for the DeskMini A300 Mini-PC with Ryzen 4000. According to a filtered presentation (via @_rogame), the upcoming device will accommodate the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 series APUs (codename Renoir).

Ryzen 4000

AMD Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ appears on ASRock DeskMini SFF PCs

The APU in question appeared under the code name 100-00000000146-40_42/35_Y. The first part of the code name contains the OPN (Ordering Part Number), which is the same as that of the Ryzen 7 4700G.

The Ryzen 7 4700G is expected to be the flagship of the AMD Zen 2 APU family. The 7 nm processor has 8 cores, 16 threads, and a 3.6 GHz base clock with 65 W TDP. The maximum clock rate of the Ryzen 7 4700G is rumored to be 4.45 GHz. As for graphics, the Ryzen 7 4700G will potentially have up to 8 Vega Computing Units (CUs) operating at 2100 MHz.

The Ryzen 7 4700G appeared next to the ASRock X300M-STX motherboard. As the name suggests, the X300M-STX is based on the AMD X300 chipset and the AM4 socket. The motherboard allows overclocking, so it was carefully tailored for enthusiasts, and the name also indicates that the X300M-STX will retain the mini-STX form factor (147 x 140 mm).

If the motherboard is even remotely similar to its predecessor, it should be equipped with two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots, two 3.0 x 4 M.2 PCIe slots, and a diverse list of video outputs, including an HDMI 2.0 port, a D-Sub port, and a DisplayPort 1.4 output.

There have been many leaks about the Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” CPUs, but we still do not know exactly when they will be released. We’ll keep you posted.

Source: Tom’s Hardware

AMD Zen 3 based Ryzen 4000 processors would have IPC increases of up to 20%

AMD Zen 3 based Ryzen 4000 processors would have IPC increases of up to 20%

AMD is on the rocking position once again. According to new rumors from the industry, the first tests of Zen 3 processors show even better results than expected. While the expected increase in CPI was in theory between 15% and 17%, tests show improvements of 20%, exceeding expectations.

Zen 3 performance up to 20% more as compared to Zen 2

This information was revealed by Twitter user Ice Universe, who usually filters information about smartphones, especially those from Samsung, and usually correctly guesses what will happen in the end. Although this is his first hardware leak, we can say that he is a reliable source because of his positive track record.

AMD has confirmed that they will definitively bring processors based on the new Zen 3 architecture to market this year. There is also news that memory support will exceed 4000MHz and the core clock will be about 200MHz higher than the corresponding Ryzen 3000 series processors, which means that the maximum boost clock for a single core can reach 4.9GHz or even almost 5GHz, while the all-core clock can reach 4.5GHz.

AMD Zen 3 based Ryzen 4000 processors would have IPC increases of up to 20%

If AMD really achieves this 20% CPI increase plus the frequency improvements that 7nm+ promises, AMD will undoubtedly destroy Intel in all aspects, including price, performance, and consumption, so the Blues will clearly be in a tough spot. Like all rumors, we recommend that you take it with a grain of salt, so don’t get your hopes up too high until we have official news.


AMD Ryzen 4000 APU could reach desktop PCs

Ryzen 4000

The AMD Ryzen 4000 APU processors for laptops have already arrived this year, but according to reliable sources, these “Renoir” processors could soon arrive on the desktop with the Zen 2 microarchitecture.

Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ APU models discovered running on a desktop

The current AMD desktop APUs (codenamed Picasso) are still in the Zen+ microarchitecture and 12nm manufacturing process of GlobalFoundries. The transition to Zen 2 and the 7nm process node would bring some significant improvements for the segment.

The unidentified processor core and number of threads are currently unknown, but they are reported to operate within a 35W TDP. Given the TDP classification, it could be an Athlon or one of the efficiency-optimized parts of the GE series of Ryzen 3 or Ryzen 5. For contextual reasons, Ryzen’s existing desktop APUs include up to four cores, while Athlon chips only work with two cores. This suggests that they could be Ryzen 3 4200GE or Ryzen 3 4100GE.

According to the tweet, the CPU has a 3 GHz base clock with a performance between a Ryzen 5 4600U and a Ryzen 7 4700U. The @_rogame source did not share the exact design of the iGPU; however, it seemed to run at a clock rate of 1.2 GHz. The graphics performance was reportedly slower than a Renoir chip with 6 Vega CUs.

It was reported that the AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop APU was tested with a system using an AMD motherboard codenamed “Artic”, which could indicate an unapproved chipset.

The processor was combined with a DDR4-3200 RAM, so there is no doubt that this is a desktop processor. In any case, the APU should be compatible with AMD 300 and 400 series motherboards with a simple firmware upgrade.


Ryzen 4000 Desktop should be compatible with current boards

AMD has long adhered to the same desktop socket – AM4, which was introduced with the first boards in 2016. Backward compatibility means customers have room for cheaper upgrades, as they only need to replace the processor and do not need to buy a new board, which can be very expensive in some higher configurations.

According to unofficial information published on the website by the manufacturer of XMG Apex 15 desktop notebooks, the upcoming Ryzen 4000 desktop PC will also maintain compatibility with the current chipsets.

The manufacturer claims that the next generation will be compatible with the chipset used in this notebook – the AMD B450. It can, therefore, be assumed that this will also be the case for the higher X4xx and X5xx series. AMD is also preparing a new 600 series chipsets, which will bring several technological innovations.

As in the past, it is expected that new firmware (bios) will have to be installed for older boards and older chipsets to ensure that the processors and their configurations are correctly recognized.

AMD Ryzen 4000 Vermeer will support the B450 chipset

We receive good news from the foreign media about the upcoming AMD Ryzen 4000 with Zen 3 architecture called “Vermeer”. It comes with support for the B450 platform, AMD’s mid-range chipset.

Ryzen 4000, Market launch at the end of 2020 and compatible with B450

Ryzen 4000 B450

It is expected that AMD’s new CPUs will be on the market by the end of 2020, in October to be precise, although we think they are too optimistic because the world is currently too optimistic.

The new AMD Ryzen 4000 Zen 3 provides more information about its specifications and support, and this is really good news for users and upgrade options.

The information has been filtered by laptop brand XMG, which has a crazy laptop in its ranks equipped with a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X. They have posted in a Reddit thread about this laptop, including their support for AMD Ryzen 4000 in the feature list. The manufacturer stated that support for the Ryzen 4000 with the B450 chipset would come in the form of microcode that AMD would send to OEMs.

Obviously the discussion is based on the fact that the XMG laptop board uses the same chipset, so the manufacturer plans to release new models based on the next-generation Zen 3.

AMD Ryzen 4000 (Vermeer) processors expected to be released in September

AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir 3DMark 11 performance results are filtered

Lisa Su, head of AMD, promised that this year we will see the launch of the Zen 3 architecture that will power Ryzen 4000 desktop processors (Vermeer) and EPYC server processors (Milan). Some time ago there were rumors that the new generation of Ryzen would debut this October with RDNA2-based graphics cards.

In the meantime, the DigiTimes portal, referring to its sources at motherboard manufacturers, indicates that Ryzens 4000 may be released slightly faster. This is very good news, as we are talking about the probably most anticipated CPU this year, at least by the fans of the red team. Of course, we don’t know yet if AMD’s plans will not be verified by the coronavirus epidemic, but at the moment it’s better not to assume black writing.

According to reports, AMD plans to release its Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs in August or September

AMD Ryzen 4000

DigiTimes sources say AMD originally planned to unveil the Ryzen 4000 (Vermeer) series at Computex 2020 in late May. However, as we know, this event has been postponed to September due to the global epidemic of COVID 19 disease. It is still possible that the show will be canceled, depending on how the pandemic progresses.

Nonetheless, it has been reported that AMD intends to introduce its new desktop processors in August or September, i.e. faster than the recent leaks. This is of course just a rumor, and it is better not to get too much hope, although if the Intel Comet Lake S processors prove to be a serious threat to the Ryzen 3000 series, the Reds may need to respond quickly with new products.

We would like to remind you that the paper edition of the 10th generation CPU of the Santa Clara giant is expected on April 30th, and reviews and sales are expected to start on May 27th.

The Vermeer CPUs will be based on the Zen 3 architecture, which will continue to be based on the 7nm technology process, but in an improved version. We do not yet have confirmation of this information, but we can assume that, unlike Intel’s new products, the upcoming Ryzens will continue to be based on the existing base (AM4).

They will also receive new 600 series chipsets, but there should be no compatibility issues with their predecessors. In terms of performance, recent leaks suggest that we can expect a 10-15% increase in IPC (Clock Cycle Instructions). This would be a similar leap to the one we recorded between the first and second generation of Zen.

Zen 3: AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop to be introduced at COMPUTEX 2020

AMD Ryzen 4000 PBO 100 MHz Boost Overclocking

It seems that Ryzen Zen 3 will arrive in September this year according to foreign sources. Inside, the details.

After the initial success of Ryzen 4000 for laptops, everyone is wondering what will happen to Zen 3. Perhaps we already know the release date of the next AMD desktop chips. But we have to watch how the coronavirus develops over the course of the year. For now, foreign sources claim to know this.

AMD Ryzen Zen 3 for the desktop will be released in September 2020

AMD Ryzen Zen 3 for the desktop will be released in September 2020

This is guaranteed by the DigiTimes portal, which is based on its sources from the motherboard industry. These processors land on the AM4 socket in two complex Zen 3-based dies, combined with an I/O controller. It is expected that the 4th generation of Ryzen will be manufactured in a 7nm process by TSMC, either N7P or N7+.

In this medium, it is claimed that the change in Zen 3 design will be accompanied by the elimination of the CCX core layout of the CPU, with each chip containing a common block of cache sharing cores. These changes would result in a higher clock frequency, which would justify this generation change.

Not only the Desktop Ryzen Zen 3 is released, but also the AMD 600 series chipset. This will be backward compatible and, as our TechPowerUp colleagues report, also forward compatible. This is a bit creaky because we believe Zen 4 will have a new socket, as we saw last year.

Finally, AMD “Vermeer”, “Zen3” or “the 4th generation Ryzen” will be presented at the Computex event in September. Originally it was supposed to take place in June but was postponed to this other date due to the coronavirus.

AMD Ryzen 4000: Adding support for the LPDDR4X-4266 increases performance

3DMark Time Spy is back in the spotlight after announcing the performance of Ryzen 4000 with LPDDR4X RAM. AMD puts the pedal to the metal.

As the days go by, we realize how AMD has prepared for the introduction of its portable Ryzen 4000 chips. When everyone was looking at frequencies, TPDs, threads, cores and temperatures, AMD quietly introduced the LPDDR4X. This memory offers more performance and lower power consumption, which is a “win-win” for the game. Here are the details of this leak.

Ryzen 4000 with LPDDR4X-4266: more than we expected

AMD Ryzen 4000: Adding support for the LPDDR4X-4266 increases performance

Not only is 3DMark back in the news, but the Twitter @_rogame user has also filtered out some 3DMark tests on two Ryzen 5 4500U: one with LPDDR4-3200 and one with LPDDR4X-4266, so we’re seeing a performance boost that won’t go unnoticed.

As you can see, this results in an overall performance difference of 16.9%, with the notebook with LPDDR4X memory winning. This frequency has a relevant impact in all aspects, as it is superior in CPU scoring as well as in graphics and processor tests.

The biggest difference is the processor score, which is 18.9% higher. Not only that, but we are also told from China that this performance surpassed the Ryzen 7 3700U and Intel i7-1065G7 of previous generations. This is not bad for higher-quality chips.

So it is not silly to say that the support of this LPDDR4X RAM can give the “push” that the Ryzens need to face Intel laptops without shame.


ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 on Ryzen 7 4800HS is more powerful than MacBook Pro 16

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 on Ryzen 7 4800HS is more powerful than MacBook Pro 16

Although AMD introduced the Ryzen 4000 (Renoir) mobile processors earlier this year and a more comprehensive presentation took place earlier this week, laptops based on them are still not available in stores. There are numerous indications that this will happen by the end of March, and so far we can continue to learn details about the new products from the leaks.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 on Ryzen 7 4800HS is more powerful than MacBook Pro 16
This time we found an entry in the Geekbench 5 performance test database about testing an ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV laptop on a Ryzen 7 4800HS processor. We would like to remind you that the Zephyrus G14 is a mid-range 14-inch gaming notebook that combines compactness with a very productive iron. The model tested here offers 16 GB RAM and a GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card in addition to the AMD Renoir processor, which is almost considered the flagship.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 on Ryzen 7 4800HS is more powerful than MacBook Pro 16
The Ryzen 7 4800HS processor has eight cores and sixteen threads. Its basic clock frequency is 2.9 GHz, and it is capable of dynamically overclocking up to 4.2 GHz. The TDP level of this processor is 35W, as in other models of the Ryzen HS Series. There is also a second-generation embedded Vega graphic with seven processing units.

In the Geekbench 5 benchmark database, we found two records of testing the system described above. In the single-core performance tests, the results were 1135 and 1164 points, while the multi-threaded test estimated performance at 7444 and 7544 points. For comparison, the current flagship, the Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, also with 8 cores, 16 threads but with frequencies up to 5 GHz, scores an average of 1183 and 6879 points for single and multi-threaded loads respectively.

AMD Ryzen 4000 laptops release date and price has been announced

Ryzen 4000 Laptop

Asus becomes an information source for AMD Ryzen 4000 laptops. New designs were discovered in the Newegg store in Canada.

These models are Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401II, ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IU, and TUF FA706IU. Laptops have AMD Ryzen 7 4800H and 4800HS processors. They are listed on the store’s website along with the launch date – March 16. This means that in a few days the latest designs will be on the market.

The prices for the designs are $1437, $1668 and $1489. They will have 16 GB RAM, 512-1000 GB NVMe drive and graphics for the GTX 1650 Ti, GTX 1660 Ti, and GTX 1660 Ti.

The designs are of course intended for gamers, so there will be an interesting design or a backlit keyboard. Most importantly, however, the 4th generation mobile Ryzen processors will finally be released. This will also trigger a massive push of the company in this market – Intel will soon have to answer for this.