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3DMark confirms Ryzen 7 4700U and GeForce MX350 combination in upcoming ZenBook 14

An MX350 in a Renoir laptop? Why, Asus, why? (Image source: Asus)
An MX350 in a Renoir laptop? Why, Asus, why? (Image source: Asus)
Renoir is walking over Intel at the moment, making AMD laptops with NVIDIA GPUs a viable possibility again. Pairing the Ryzen 7 4700U with a GeForce MX350 is not what we had in mind though, Asus.
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Fancy a GeForce MX350 with a Ryzen 7 4700U? Well, Asus thinks people will. Spotted by @_rogame on 3DMark, the combination will be coming in a new ZenBook 14. Called the UX434IQ, the device will also feature 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM clocked at 4,266 MHz and a 1 TB Samsung PM981 SSD.

This is not the first time that we have seen references to the UX434IQ, though. In December, for example, multiple sources claimed that the UX434IQ would be one of the first Ryzen 7 4700U-powered laptops. Originally anticipated to be launched at CES 2020 by some people, we have no date for when Asus will unveil the UX434IQ or a wider ZenBook 14 refresh.

The inclusion of an entry-level GPU on a Renoir laptop seems strange, in our opinion. We expect that the RX Vega 8 will be an improvement over its predecessor, meaning that it should compete with entry-level GPUs like the GeForce MX350. Additionally, choosing to include a dedicated GPU will undoubtedly increase costs, potentially making the ZenBook 14 a less attractive option. Incidentally, the UX434IQ will probably run hotter and louder under load than the Ryzen 7 4700U-equipped Swift 3 will.

Nonetheless, the UX434IQ should still offer better multi-core performance than its Intel-powered competitors. Still, the thought of a Renoir laptop with an GeForce MX350 is giving us Charlton Heston flashbacks.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-04-18 (Update: 2020-04-18)