AMD reportedly working on three new desktop processors based on the Renoir-X architecture
The past few weeks have seen their fair share of puzzling launches like the Ampere-based GeForce RTX 2050. There could be a few more of those in store for us, per a new rumour from the Chinese social media site BiliBili. This time around, AMD will launch a few questionably-specced products to fill some of the glaring gaps within its lineup. There are three new processors in the works based on the Renoir-X architecture: the Ryzen 7 4700, Ryzen 5 4600 and Ryzen 3 4300.
Starting with the Ryzen 7 4700, we get an eight-core, sixteen-thread part with base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.6GHz and L2/L3 cache of 4/8MB. The Ryzen 5 4600 lowers the core/thread count to 6/12, the L2 cache to 3MB and the boost clock to 4.1GHz. Lastly, the Ryzen 3 4300 is a 4C/8T part with base/boost clock speeds of 3.8/4GHz, 2MB L2 and 4MB L3 cache. All three SKUs will have their iGPUs disabled out of the box and have a TDP of 65W. The leaker rounds it off by stating that they're unsure of the actual product names, which could differ at launch.
Unfortunately, the post doesn't mention the price range of either Renoir-X part. Given their somewhat lacklustre specifications, we're looking at a US$200 price tag for the Ryzen 7 4700, US$150 for the Ryzen 5 4600 and US$100 for the Ryzen 3 4300. The low L2/L3 cache could be its undoing, though, especially against the better-endowed Alder Lake parts. Then again, it's been a while since we've seen AMD launch entry-level CPUs for desktops, and these SKUs come as a breath of fresh air, especially for those with A320-based motherboards.