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AMD Renoir Architecture: Ryzen 4000 APUs with Zen 2 and Vega Graphics in 7nm

Currently three versions of Renoir APUs are planned according to AMD:

  • 15 Watt U series: For thin and light laptops. The TDP can be configured from 12 to 25 Watt and the high end version offers all 8 CPU cores. The base clock speed however is rather low, and depending on the cooling solution the long term performance may suffer.
  • 35 / 45 Watt H series: Currently two versions are known of. The 35 (HS) and 45 Watt (H) versions should offer a similar performance level and offer very similar specifications. The 35 Watt versions could use selected chips. Interestingly the fastest version at launch (Ryzen 7 4800H) won't include all GPU cores, as AMD rather shifts power to the CPU cores. For the intended gaming and creator laptops, dedicated GPUs are usually used, so this should be not an issue. A Ryzen 9 version could come at a later date.
  • 65 Watt D series: Intended for desktop PCs with a higher TDP and most likely higher clock speeds than the H series. Should use the existing FM4 socket.

Zen 2 CPU Architecture

Zen 2 Microarchitecture
Zen 2 Microarchitecture

The Zen 2 cores have been introduced in the Ryzen 3000 desktop chips (Matisse, e.g. Ryzen 9 3900X) and were able to significantly improve the IPC (instructions per clock) speed and catch up and partly even overtake the Comet Lake IPC speed.

Integrated graphics card, still Vega based

The integrated graphics card in the new Renoir chips is still based on the Vega architecture (5th generation of GCN) and not the new Navi (RDNA architecture). Interestingly, it looks like the CU (compute unit) count was not increased and for the first models even decreased. However, the GPUs now clock higher across the board thanks to the new 7nm process. Therefore, we do not expect high leaps in the GPU department, but it should still position itself on top of iGPUs.

Features of the SoC

Information on additional features of the SoC are still scarce. The integrated dual channel memory controller supports now power efficient and fast LPDDR4X-4266. PCI Express 4.0 however is not supported by Renoir (in contrast to the desktop Ryzen 3000 Matisse chips). Thunderbolt or WiFi should not be integrated in the chip (in contrast to Intel Ice Lake, that partly integrates both).

Verdict

Thanks to the fast Zen 2 processor cores (and eight of them), the new 7nm process and design improvements, the Renoir chips look to be a very strong contender to Intel H and U chips (especially Comet Lake based). First benchmarks from AMD (Cinebench R20) show excellent performance for the top models of the U and H series. AMD also advertises a 2x improved performance per watt for Renoir compared to the previous generation. 30 percent of that are contributed on IPC and design improvements and 70% on 7nm process gains.

However, it always depends on the implementation in laptops on how much of the potential can be unleashed.

PosModelL2 Cache + L3 CacheTDP WattMHz - TurboCores / ThreadsCinebench R15 CPU Single 64BitCinebench R15 CPU Multi 64BitCinebench R20x264 Pass 1
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H4MB + 8MB453300 ‑ 44008/16
193n2
1926.5n2
4409n2
215
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS4MB + 8MB353000 ‑ 43008/16
193
1863
4288
223
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H4MB + 8MB452900 ‑ 42008/16
188n15
1854n21
4339.5n18
215.6n2
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS4MB + 8MB352900 ‑ 42008/16
186.5n2
1700.5n2
3869
216.5
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U4MB + 8MB152000 ‑ 44008/16
182
1658
3453
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U4MB + 8MB151800 ‑ 42008/16
183n3
1411n3
3230.5n4
196.1
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3MB + 8MB453000 ‑ 40006/12
176n9
1425n10
3229.5n8
197
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3MB + 8MB353000 ‑ 40006/12
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U4MB + 8MB151700 ‑ 41008/16
181n5
1410n5
3203n5
201.9
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U4MB + 8MB152000 ‑ 41008/8
180n11
1094.5n12
2647n9
191.3
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U3MB + 8MB152200 ‑ 40006/12
170
1291
2478
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U3MB + 8MB152100 ‑ 40006/12
175.5n2
1089n2
2544n3
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U3MB + 8MB152100 ‑ 40006/12
175n4
1161n4
2599n4
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U3MB + 8MB152300 ‑ 40006/6
174n13
892n18
2219n13
210
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U2MB + 4MB152500 ‑ 37004/8
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2MB + 4MB152700 ‑ 37004/4
163.9n2
562.5n2
1571n3
172.3
AMD Steam Deck OLED APU2MB + 4MB152400 ‑ 35004/8
689
1521n3
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

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LG Ultra PC 14 review: Stamina meets performance

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Portable "heavyweight". Great stamina for on the go – this is something we can attest to for the Ultra PC 16. Its smaller 14-inch brother offers even more of that, lasting five hours longer than the LG gram 14 on a single charge. In this review, we'll discuss how the Ultra PC 14 achieves this it and why its performance comes close to that of a 35-watt Intel 12th gen CPU.
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Alex Alderson, 08 Feb 2022 18:20
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Anil Ganti, 15 Jan 2022 17:58
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Minisforum EliteMini HM90

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Office or Multimedia PC? Minisforum has launched the EliteMiniHM90 mini PC, a fast desktop computer based on an AMD Ryzen 9 4900H. We will talk about the advantages of the small PC and whether it is worth buying in this review.
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) |
Sebastian Bade, 01 Dec 2021 15:54
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XMG scraps plans to upgrade the VIA 15 Pro laptops with Ryzen 5000H APUs due to limited supplies

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White, black and silver color options. (Image Source: VAIO)

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The Chuwi RZBOX is compact but still has a 45 W APU. (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi RZBOX revealed with an AMD Ryzen 9 4900H in a tiny case

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Alex Alderson, 08 Sep 2021 00:14
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AYA NEO 2021 PRO revealed with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, a 2 TB SSD and an exorbitant price to match

AYA has announced more upgrades for the NEO, its first console. The NEO 2021 PRO features an upgraded APU, more storage and a retro-looking special edition model. The upgrades come at a price though, literally.
Alex Alderson, 10 Aug 2021 20:48
The T.Book MN48H is available in one colour and configuration. (Image source: T-Bao)

T.Book MN48H: T.Bao brings the power of an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H to a mini-PC for US$799.99

The T.Book MN48H is a new mini-PC with plenty going for it. Not only does it have replaceable RAM and storage, it includes a 45 W APU with 8 Renoir cores. The Ryzen 7 4800H includes a powerful GPU as integrated options go, too.
Alex Alderson, 10 Aug 2021 01:40
The T.Book M45 comes with a 65 W GaN charger. (Image source: T-Bao)

T.Book MN45: AMD Ryzen 5 4500U-powered mini-PC launches with upgradeable RAM and storage

The T.Book MN45 combines an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U APU with DDR4 RAM and M.2 2280 NVMe SSD. The mini-PC may fit in your hand, but it has upgradable RAM, storage and plenty of ports.
Alex Alderson, 04 Aug 2021 21:37
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The new Legion 7. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo announces US pricing and availability for the Ryzen 7 5800H-powered Legion 7

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The ROG Flow X13. (Source: Asus)

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AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2 kg
Sascha Mölck, 09 Mar 2021 04:49
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The AYA NEO Founders Edition will cost US$789 for most people. (Image source AYA)

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Alex Alderson, 05 Mar 2021 23:48
AYA NEO is unsure when it will be able to start its crowdfunding campaign. (Image source: AYA)

AYA postpones the crowdfunding campaign of its AYA NEO Founders Edition handheld games console indefinitely

The AYA NEO's crowdfunding campaign has been postponed once again, in another blow for those who hoped to secure the handheld games console. Unfortunately, the campaign has been delayed indefinitely this time.
Alex Alderson, 02 Mar 2021 23:10
The next Surface Laptop should arrive in April with some potent processor upgrades for the series. (Image source: WalkingCat)

New Surface Laptop 4 leak points to Microsoft using custom Renoir APUs with more powerful GPUs

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Alex Alderson, 24 Feb 2021 14:08
The new Prometheus XVIII comes with extensive tweaking options for CPU PL, custom power and fan profiles, GPU wattage etc. (Image Source: Eluktronics)

Eluktronics Prometheus XVII: desktop-level performance with AMD Ryzen 5000H and mobile RTX 3080 at under 1-inch thickness

The new Prometheus XVII gaming laptop series comes with advanced features like the enhanced thermal design that supports overclocked Ryzen 7 5800H processors coupled with 150 W RTX 3080 mobile GPUs. All inside a 0.98-inch thick ch...
Bogdan Solca, 16 Feb 2021 16:16
The AYA NEO looks like a good handheld games console. (Image source: AYA NEO)

AYA NEO crowdfunding launch date postponed; factory closures blamed

AYA has delayed the launch of its AYA NEO Indiegogo campaign. Citing factory closures, the AYA NEO will now launch after Chinese New Year, although it is unclear when.
Alex Alderson, 10 Feb 2021 21:55
The 2021 Legion 5 Pro. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo posts a specs-ref for the new Legion 5 Pro ahead of its release

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 Feb 2021 20:14
Lenovo Yoga 6 13 2-in-1 convertible with AMD Ryzen 5 Pro, 256 GB NVMe SSD, and 8 GB of RAM is down to $550 USD (Image source: Best Buy)

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The aluminum-clad Lenovo convertible may be designed for businesses, but it works just as well for home users, too. It'll be tough to find another 13.3-inch convertible as light as this one with the same CPU and for the same price...
Allen Ngo, 02 Feb 2021 04:43
The TOPTON R1 should pack a punch with its Ryzen 7 4800H APU. (Image source: TOPTON)

TOPTON R1: A mini-PC with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, SO-DIMM RAM and three video outputs

A new mini-PC from TOPTON should offer plenty of performance, despite its compact dimensions. The R1 can be configured with either a Ryzen 5 4600H or a Ryzen 7 4800H, making it more powerful than many other mini-PCs. The TOPTON R1...
Alex Alderson, 01 Feb 2021 20:48
The AYA NEO will be priced at US$699 for early bird backers. (Image source: @AYA_device)

Ryzen 4500U-powered AYA NEO Founder edition suffers a similar fate to that of the Smach Z as release date postponement is announced

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Daniel R Deakin, 28 Jan 2021 10:28
ASRock Jupiter X300: A mini-PC with a tiny case that can house reasonably powerful APUs. (Image source: ASRock)

ASRock Jupiter X300: A mini PC with a 1.07-litre case that supports up to 65 W AMD Ryzen 4000G APUs

ASRock has introduced the Jupiter X300, its latest mini-PC. The Jupiter X300 is a particularly compact mini-PC based on AMD's X300 chipset. Correspondingly, the Jupiter X300 has an AM4 Socket and supports up to 65 W APUs. Its 1.07...
Alex Alderson, 28 Jan 2021 01:00
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