AMD is currently dominating the consumer space with its Ryzen CPUs, and its incoming Ryzen 4000G chips seem like more bad news for Intel. The little beast can already be found in laptops, and the “G” series of AMD chips is their desktop equivalent. Unlike past Ryzen processors, they are also APUs, combining a CPU and GPU in the same space.
The plan is to get Core i9 and Core i7 off the throne
Ryzen 7 4700G sits at the top, with eight cores and sixteen threads. It runs at 3.6 GHz and boosts to 4.4 GHz, with a 65W TDP. On the GPU side, it’s equipped with 8 Radeon cores.
Its little brother is the Ryzen 7 4700GE, with slightly lower specs and TDP. The 4700GE loses two cores, four threads, and one Radeon GPU core: it’s a six-core, twelve-thread CPU, accompanied by seven Radeon GPU cores. It will also run at quite lower speeds, with a normal of 3.1GHz boosting up to 4.3GHz.
The Ryzen 5 4600G and Ryzen 5 4600GE are AMD’s new middle-tier offerings. The “G” variant runs at 3.7GHz and boosts to 4.2GHz, while the “GE” one drops the speeds to 3.3GHz (standard) and 4.2GHz (boost), respectively. Like their Ryzen 7 brethren, the 4600G has a 65W TDP, while the 4600GE a cooler and 35W TDP. Both chips are six-core, twelve-thread affairs, equipped with 7 Radeon GPU cores.
Their smaller, more affordable Ryzen 4300G and 4300GE siblings have four cores, eight threads, and the same 65W TDP for the “G” model and 35W TDP for the “GE” one. They come with six Radeon GPU cores and run at 3.8GHz with a 4GHz boost (4300G), and 3.5GHz with up to 4GHz boost (4300GE).
It’s worth noting that those APUs aren’t expected to hit stores soon, with AMD pushing them to OEMs for use in prebuilt systems.