Early benchmarks of the Renoir-based Ryzen 4000 series APUs is making AMD look good. The leaked benchmarks show the Ryzen 7 Pro 4700G, Ryzen 5 Pro 440G and the Ryzen 3 Pro 4200G APUs. The Renoir APUs are based on the 7nm process Zen 2 architecture manufactured by the TSMC. They’re also making the Ryzen 4000 CPUs allegedly on the 5nm+ process.
Ryzen 4000 Pro APU specs
The Ryzen 7 Pro 4200 G is an eight-core/ 16 thread CPU with 3.6/ 4.45 GHz base/ boost clock. It has eight Vega Compute Units clocked at 2,100 MHz. The 4400G is a six-core/ twelve thread APU clocked at 3.7/ 4.3 GHz with seven Vega CUs operating at 1,900 MHz. The Ryzen 3 4200G is a humble four core/ thread processing unit clocked at 3.8/ 4.1 GHz. This has six CUs, also clocked at 1,900MHz. They were all tested with the Ryzen 4 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G on a motherboard with a 3200MHz 16GB DDR4 rams.
Based on the benchmarks above, the increment of the Ryzen 7 Pro 4700G from the previous-gen Ryzen 5 3400G is significant. It shows a 91.2% processing power increase. But the on-chip graphics only have 5.% boost in performance since it has three less CUs than the Ryzen 5 3400G. The Ryzen Pro 4400G has 56.2% performance boost over the Ryzen 5 3400G. While the Ryzen 3 Pro gain significant performance over its previous generation predecessor- the Ryzen 3 3200G. It gains a 70% boost as AMD enabled simultaneous multi-threading (SMT).
Renoir gives significant processing power, negligible graphics performance
While its iGPU performance is nothing really great, the processing power of an APU makes it very attractive for a CPU. There are limitations on an APU, such as the lack of PCIe 4.0 lanes and limited PCIe 3.0 lanes. But for the intended purpose, this gives plenty of processing power. Of Course, leaked benchmarks should be taken with a bag of salt. But do wait for reviews to come out.