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AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition Renoir APU turns up on 3DMark - could be for a future Microsoft Surface device

An AMD Extreme Edition APU could be used in a similar manner to the Surface Edition APU. (Image source: AMD)
An AMD Extreme Edition APU could be used in a similar manner to the Surface Edition APU. (Image source: AMD)
An AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition APU has been spotted on 3DMark revealing some of its secrets. The chip appears to have a base clock of 1.8 GHz and is an 8-core part that can utilize 16 threads. It has been speculated that the Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition could eventually find its way into a future Microsoft Surface device.

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Tum Apisak has found an AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition APU listed on the 3DMark benchmark database. The record affords some interesting details about the new member of the Renoir family, such as its status as an 8-core, 16-thread mobile processor. Base clock is measured at 1.8 GHz while the boost clock can go all the way up to 4.3 GHz (4,291 MHz). These specifications are actually the same as the recently revealed AMD Ryzen 9 4900U.

Looking at the already released members of the AMD Ryzen 4000 series, it can be seen that the current Ryzen 7 4800U closely matches the Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition APU but with one minor difference. The available Ryzen 4000 APU has a clock range of 1.8 GHz to 4.2 GHz, meaning the Extreme Edition chip has a 100 MHz edge thanks to its higher boost. The wide clock range and the close comparison with the Ryzen 7 4800U explain the fair reasoning that the AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition APU will likely have a low TDP.

With such specifications and low energy requirements, the AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition would be useful in a high-performance thin-and-light laptop, like a possible future Microsoft Surface device. AMD has delivered special variants of its APUs in this manner before, such as the Ryzen 7 3780U Microsoft Surface Edition. Some have pointed out the unfortunate naming scheme though, with Intel having also used the phrase “Extreme Edition” in the past for more powerful variants of its processors.

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AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition. (Image source: 3DMark/@TUM_APISAK)
AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition. (Image source: 3DMark/@TUM_APISAK)

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Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2283 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05-12 (Update: 2020-05-12)