AMD has just launched its new line of Ryzen processors designed to combine their “premium integrated graphics” with solid CPU performance.
These new chips should not currently be available as standalone components for self-builds or upgrades, but will only be released to partners for pre-made desktops and computers with a small form factor. So far, they have announced partnerships with HP and Lenovo, but there will likely be more. It is currently planned that machines equipped with these new CPUs will be delivered in autumn this year.
By improving the GPU performance of the integrated graphics, these processors can be used to build machines that avoid dedicated graphics cards, but still offer decent mid-range performance for tasks with low graphics requirements. These do not replace top-end graphics cards for demanding high-performance games, but offer a solid entry-level experience on devices that can be more compact and energy efficient than a high-performance gaming rig.
These chips should be considered solid all-rounder chips and, depending on the exact price, could be a very competitive option for people looking for a mid-range desktop.
AMD compared the new AMD Ryzen 4700G directly to the Intel Core i7-9700 and claims that its chip “up to 5% more single-thread performance, up to 31% more multithreaded performance and up to 202% better graphics performance” offers. although a comparison with a current generation Intel chip might have been more appropriate.
As far as we know, the 4700G is very similar to a 3700X, but with 12MB instead of 32MB L3 cache. Assuming that it has the same chiplet CCX / CCD layout, it will be interesting to see what difference the cache makes.
Comparing AMD to the previous generation of chips, we see here that the 4700G offers modest increases over the 3400G in TimeSpy benchmarks, which may indicate that the jump in graphics performance isn’t very significant compared to previous chips, but it does with only 8 processing units, compared to 11 in the 3400G. The decrease in the computing units is offset by a significant increase in the clock rate or 1400 MHz compared to 2100 MHz.
Here you will find the complete list of the newly announced chips and their specifications.
|model||Cores / threads||TDP||Boost / fundamental frequency||GPU cores||Cache (MB)|
|AMD Ryzen 7 4700G||8C / 16T||65W||Up to 4.4 / 3.6 GHz||8th||12 MB|
|AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE||8C / 16T||35W||Up to 4.3 / 3.1 GHz||8th||12 MB|
|AMD Ryzen 5 4600G||6C / 12T||65W||Up to 4.2 / 3.7 GHz||7||11 MB|
|AMD Ryzen 5 4600GE||6C / 12T||35W||Up to 4.2 / 3.3 GHz||7||11 MB|
|AMD Ryzen 3 4300G||4C / 8T||65W||Up to 4.0 / 3.8 GHz||6||6 MB|
|AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE||4C / 8T||35W||Up to 4.0 / 3.5 GHz||6||6 MB|
Our guts tells us that the 4700G is likely to target a price tag of around $ 150 if it is ever offered for sale as a standalone CPU.
Check out our guide for the best CPUs for games if you want to compare the different options available today. Are you looking for a ready-made system for a Ryzen 4000 G-series in the future? Let us know what you think of this addition to the AMD lineup in the comments below.