Image shows AMD Ryzen 7 4700G apu for desktops

A photo of an alleged AMD Renoir desktop apu has surfaced. The chip would have 8 cores and 16 threads based on the Zen 2 architecture. The chip also reportedly contains a Vega GPU with 8 compute units. It is not known when the apu will be officially announced.

The Ryzen 7 4700G, first shown by tech site VideoCardz, is said to be AMD’s first apu with 8 cores and 16 threads. AMD’s current APUs contain up to four cores with smt. The chip is based on AMD’s Zen 2 architecture, which uses TSMC’s 7nm process. The current desktop APUs of the American chip manufacturer contain Zen+ cores on a 12nm process.

The Ryzen 7 4700G and the presumed Renoir specs. Images via VideoCardz and igor’sLAB respectively

Earlier this week, igor’sLAB, a German tech site, published the suspected specifications of AMD’s upcoming Renoir APUs. A chip with the model number ‘100-000000146’ was also mentioned in this list. This number is also mentioned on the Ryzen 7 4700G shown. Judging by that list, the 4700G will have a clock speed of 3.6GHz with a turbo frequency of up to 4.45GHz. Those clock speeds largely match the specs of the Ryzen 7 3700X. The tdp is 65W, as with previous Ryzen desktop APUs and the 3700X.

The new apu also contains a Vega GPU with 8 compute units, which run at a clock speed of 2.1GHz. Previous Ryzen APUs include graphics chips with up to 11 compute units. According to VideoCardz, AMD has stated that the GPU in the Renoir APUs will be faster through optimizations, despite the lower amount of CUs. According to the rumors, the GPU in the Renoir chips will in any case be clocked higher. Current desktop APUs have a maximum GPU clock speed of 1.4GHz.

AMD has not yet officially announced the Renoir desktop APUs itself. The suggested retail price of the Ryzen 7 4700G is therefore not yet known. The release date is also unknown.

AMD Ryzen chips

Fashion model Ryzen 7 4700G* Ryzen 7 3700X Ryzen 5 3400G Ryzen 9 4900H Ryzen 7 4800U
cores/threads 8/16 8/16 4/8 8/16 8/16
CPU architecture Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen+ Zen 2 Zen 2
Clock speed 3.6GHz 3.6GHz 3.7GHz 3.0GHz 1.8GHz
Turbo Frequency 4.45GHz 4.4GHz 4.2GHz 4.3GHz 4.2GHz
GPU compute units 8 nnb 11 8 8
GPU clock speed 2.1GHz nnb 1.4GHz 1.75GHz 1.75GHz
tdp 65W 65W 65W 35W 15W

*Based on info via igor’sLAB