AMD announces Ryzen 4000 Desktop APUs based on Zen 2 architecture

AMD Ryzen 4000 series desktop processors announced
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After the popularity of the Ryzen 4000 series mobile processor, AMD has now launched its desktop counterpart. The newly announced Ryzen 4000 desktop processors are actually the mobile processors adapted for use on desktops. Read along to know more about the AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop processors.

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It’s important to note that the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 Desktop processors are all based on 7nm Ryzen Zen 2 architecture and not Zen 3. The latter is said to debut later this year. All the processors come with integrated Radeon graphics, which gives them an advantage over their Intel counterparts. AMD is already calling it the world’s most advanced x86 desktop processors with graphics. The Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs continue to make use of the AM4 socket.

AMD Ryzen 4000 G-series Desktop Processor

The G-series is among the first offering under the new Ryzen 4000 lineup. This includes six new processors. The three of them have G-suffix and operate on 65W TDP. Each of the G-suffix processors has a GE-suffixed counterpart that operates on 35W TDP. The G-series are based on the same die and architecture as their mobile counterparts. And the only difference being the TDP and clock frequency has been scaled up in the desktop processors. The GE-suffixed processors are underpowered and are hence suited for a less-demanding environment. Top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 4700G features eight cores and 16 threads with a base frequency of 3.6 GHz which can go up to 4.4 GHz when boosted.

AMD Ryzen 4000 and Athlon 3000 Desktop processors APU

AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 G-series Desktop Processor

The Ryzen Pro 4000 G-series Desktop processors are the same as their non-Pro counterpart. But they come with an extra layer of security mechanism for office and business settings. These extra features are what the company calls Pro features. Part of the Pro Security is the AMD Memory Guard and AMD Secure Processor features. On top of that, there are other features that promise easy deployment, management, and administration of the processors.

AMD Athlon 300G Series

While AMD has moved on to the Zen 2 architecture for the desktop processor, it is not going to abandon the Zen+ architecture altogether. AMD has announced new Athlon 3000G series APU based on the Zen+ architecture. This includes two Athlon Gold processors (3150G and 3150GE) and an Athlon Silver (3050GE) processor. Each of them has their respective Pro counterpart as well.

AMD Ryzen 4000 Desktop APUs Availability

These newly announced processors including the AMD Ryzen 4000G series is currently only available to the OEMs. They will be available to SIs (System Integrators) starting July 21st. We expect to see them in systems from AMD’s OEM partners later this fall. It will take some time for the AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop processors to be available for regular buyers.

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