The first AMD Ryzen 4th generation APU was pictured. This is the Ryzen 7 4700G APU based on the 7nm Renoir silicon. According to the source, this APU is an eight-core sixteen thread CPU. The Ryzen 7 4700G based on the Zen 2 architecture with on-chip VEGA graphics. This will be succeeding Ryzen 5 3500G which uses 12nm Zen+ cores on ‘Picasso’ silicon. This uses the AM4 socket. It’s desktop chipset compatibility is unknown for now. But it should support AMD 400 series with new BIOS.
A lot of information is not known apart from the leak. But what’s known about the Ryzen 7 4700G so far is promising. As you can see, the APU’s OPN code is listed as 100-000000146 and shows its made in China.
The integrated graphics is said to have 8 Compute Units (512 stream processors) with base/ boost clock of 1.40/ 2.10 GHz. The processor has base/boost clock of 3.60/ 4.45 GHz with 8MB L3 Cache (4MB per CCX) and 512 KB L2 cache. This is likely to be a 65W TDP APU since AMD rated its currently available power-saving GE offerings as 35w TDP. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700G has higher core count and higher clock speed. It has lesser Compute Units compared to the 3500G which has up to 11. But despite the lesser count, it will succeed in the on-chip graphics performance.
Competing with Intel’s offering
This should be competing against the 14nm based Core i7-10700, Intel’s 8-core/ 16-thread CPU clocked at 2.90/ 4.80 GHz with UHD 630 iGPU. The Core i7-10700 has 24 execution units with boost frequency up to 1.2 GHz. It will also be easy for AMD to compete on the performance-per-price comparison. Intel’s offering has an MSRP up to $335. It will be interesting to see AMD Ryzen 7 4700G’s pricing, and how Intel will respond.