AMD Ryzen 7 4700G: Renoir APU shows its capabilities in 3DMark Time Spy
The AMD Ryzen 7 4700G has reared its head again, this time on 3DMark Time Spy. Brought to our attention by @_rogame, the processor is referred to as the "AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000146-40_42/35_Y". Based on information published by igor'sLAB and Biostar, 100-000000146 is the OPN code for the Ryzen 7 4700G. It seems that AMD has developed at least eleven other Ryzen 4000G series APUs, too.
The Ryzen 7 4700G is, according to multiple sources including 3DMark, an 8 core APU with 16 threads. The latter means that the Ryzen 7 4700G supports Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). It is worth pointing out that while 3DMark reports the APU as having a 3.5 GHz base clock, Biostar and igor'sLAB claim that it will be 100 MHz higher at 3.6 GHz, instead. Additionally, the Ryzen 7 4700G should have an 8 Compute Units (CUs) onboard GPU that can clock up to 2.1 GHz. Videocardz posits that 8 CUs should correlate with 512 stream processors.
According to @_rogame, the Ryzen 7 4700G outperforms the Ryzen 7 4800HS by around 12% in the CPU portion of 3DMark Time Spy and 8% in the GPU portion. It is worth bearing in mind that the Ryzen 7 4700G can operate at 65 W compared to the 35 W of the Ryzen 7 4800HS. Nonetheless, the Ryzen 7 4700G appears to outperform Intel CPUs like the Core i7-9700K, but we cannot conclude this from one benchmark result.
AMD is yet to disclose when it will release its Renoir desktop APUs. However, the Zen 2 processors are said to be a stop-gap until the release of Zen 3 ones, which may arrive in September. Hence, we imagine that AMD will announce the Ryzen 4000G series in the next month or so.