AMD has announced that the Ryzen 4000 processors, using the new Zen 3 architecture, will be officially revealed soon. The new Zen 3 processors will use a 7nm process, but little else has been confirmed for the next-generation desktop chips. Read on for AMD Ryzen 4000 release date, price, specs and performance.
Rumours (via Yuri Bubliy) suggest there will be a 10-core chip arriving as part of the new generation, while many are expecting the range to max out at the same 16 core count as the current processor generation. In contrast, the upcoming Intel Comet Lake-S chips are rumoured to have a maximum core and thread count of 8 and 16 respectively.
The upcoming Zen 3 chips will technically not be the very first Ryzen processors to launch, with AMD previously launching six G-Series chips, including the AMD Ryzen 4700G. However, this range of processors will initially only be available in pre-built systems from third-party manufacturers, meaning you won’t be able to buy them to upgrade your gaming PC. These processors will also be built upon the existing 7nm Zen 2 architecture, meaning they won’t offer a true next-gen performance.
AMD Ryzen 4000 release date
The Zen 3 Ryzen 4000 processors will officially revealed on 8th October 2020.
We expect the release date to follow soon after, with the processors likely to land before the end of October.
AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop processors price
There’s no word on the price of the Zen 3 Ryzen 4000 processors.
AMD is expected to announce further details during its showcase event in October.
AMD Ryzen 4000 specs
There’s very little information regarding the specs of the Ryzen 4000 Zen processors so far.
We know they will be operating on the new Zen 3 architecture, which has a 7nm process. But beyond that, nothing is confirmed.
Rumours (from Yuri Bubliy) suggest AMD will introduce a 10-core chip, but we suggest retaining some scepticism on that for now. AMD isn’t expected to increase the core count beyond 16, which already surpasses Intel by a considerable number.
AMD previously confirmed the specs for the new G-Series family Ryzen 4000 chips featuring integrated graphics that are supposedly powerful enough to handle Full HD gaming (at low settings) without the need of a graphics card. However, these chips use Zen 2 architecture rather than the upcoming Zen 3 counterpart.
The AMD Ryzen 7 4700G tops the range, seeing 8 cores, 16 threads and a boost clock speed of 4.4GHz. This is the same specification as the existing Ryzen 7 3700X, although the G-Series variant sees 8 Radeon Cores to help with gaming and creative performance.
You can see the entire Ryzen 4000 G-Series range below, where you’ll also notice ‘GE’ variants which essentially just differ in terms of TDP and frequency tuning.
These chips are currently not available to buy separately in the Singapore, instead coming in pre-built computers from various manufacturers.
AMD Ryzen 4000 performance
There’s no word on how powerful the Zen 3 Ryzen 4000 desktop processors will be just yet, so we will have to wait for more information on that.
However, AMD has provided a lot of performance data for the new G-Series lineup of processors. The Ryzen 7 4700G will apparently boast a 72% boost for content creation (via PCMark 10) when compared to the Intel Core i7-9700. AMD also claims a 152% performance boost for DOTA 2 and a 274% performance boost for Civilization at 1080p with low graphics settings.
The Ryzen 5 4600G sees a similar performance advantage when compared to the Intel Core i5-9500, with a claimed 77% advantage for content creation (via PCMark 10) and a 39% boost for video encoding (via Handbrake). The gaming performance advantage is also very impressive, with AMD suggesting a 243% increase on GTA V and Civilization VI.
Of course, these G-Series chips are limited to a Full HD performance with low settings, so don’t expect a high enough performance for competitive eSports matches. AMD did not provide the expected frame rate performance for any of its new chips, which makes me sceptical. One thing is for sure though, and that is these processors are intended for casual gaming and content creation. If you want a higher level performance, then a dedicated graphics card will be required.
AMD Ryzen 4000 laptop processors
AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors were released earlier this year, featuring the world’s first 8-core x86 CPU for ‘ultrathin notebooks’.
The key strength of the mobile Ryzen 4000 over Intel’s processors is the capability to fit multiple cores on the processor while also featuring a powerful integrated graphics engine. This also makes AMD’s SKUs a lot more simple to digest, especially when compared to Intel which has split up its 10th Generation processors into the Ice Lake and Comet Lake ranges, and looks to be doing the same for its 11th generation chips.
AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile processors are split up into three main categories; U-Series, H-Series and Pro-Series. The U-Series chips are specifically made for ultra-thin consumer laptops, featuring up to eight cores for a respectable performance and improved integrated graphics so you can game without a graphics card.
The Ryzen 4000 mobile H-Series processors, meanwhile, are intended for those who need a high-performance laptop for gaming and creative work. Here, you can get base clock speeds up to 3.3GHz with the top-line option offering boosted speeds up to 4.4 GHz.
Finally, the Pro-Series processors are designed to fit business-focused laptops, flaunting advanced technology and bang-up-to-date security features.
All of these mobile processors use AMD’s new Zen 2 core, which allows for a 15% higher IPC, improved graphics and better power efficiency compared to previous AMD mobile chips. Support for the likes of WiFi 6 and 5G will also be included.
AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processor looks to be in a very strong position to rival Intel’s Ice Lake and Comet Lake chips. But with Intel’s Tiger Lake mobile CPUs expected to launch in various laptops soon, it’s difficult to know how long AMD can keep the advantage.