Benchmarks for the upcoming Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs including the Ryzen 3 4200G, Ryzen 5 PRO 4400G and Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G spotted in the 3DMark database
The Renoir Ryzen 4000 APUs from AMD should be landing together with the Zen 3 Ryzen 4000 CPUs in late 2020. Still, the naming scheme might confuse some people, since the APUs are based on the Zen 2 architecture just like the mobile APUs launched this April. These chips also come with older Vega iGPUs instead of the updated Navi counterparts so the graphics performance might not see much of an improvement over the Ryzen 3000 desktop APU family. The specs for the Ryzen 4000 APUs are mostly known from a previous leak, and now we also get a glimpse at how well these models perform in 3DMark, thanks to some investigative work coming from twitter users TUM_APISAK and _rogame.
First up is the Ryzen 3 4200G APU that packs 4 cores and 8 threads. According to the 3DMark database entry, this chip has a base clock of 3,8 GHz and a boost clock of 4,1 GHz, while the 6 CU Vega iGPU is clocked at 1.7 GHz with the VRAM bus running at 1.6 GHz. The good thing about this year’s Ryzen 3 APUs is that there will not be SKUs with the same number of cores and threads, so the physics score should clearly see improvements in the 3Dmark tests. In this respect, the Ryzen 3 4200G managed to score 6,825 points for the physics test and 3,486 points for the graphics test. Note that this is the default test suite, not the more complex Fire Strike test. Judging from performance figures, this chip appears to be the equivalent of the freshly launched Ryzen 3 3100 CPU, but with the added Vega 6 iGPU as a bonus for around US$99.
There also are database entries for the 6-core / 12-thread Ryzen 5 PRO 4400G, yet this time around we get Fire Strike scores and a comparison between its iGPU and an RTX 2080 Ti. The CPU cores appear to be clocked at 3.7 GHz by default, and the boost clocks go up to 4.3 GHz, while the iGPU is clocked at 1.9 GHz, and is most likely the Vega 11 included with the previous 3000-series. This APU managed to score 19,113 points for the Fire Strike physics test, whereas the iGPU scored 4,033 points, which is very close to what last year’s Ryzen 5 3400G is capable of. To put things into perspective, the RTX 2080 Ti scores 34,468 points in the same test. Unfortunately, the Navi iGPUs will only be available with next year’s APUs.
Last, but not least, the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G 8-core / 16-thread APU was spotted with default clocks set at 3.6 GHZ and boost clocks running at 4.45 GHz. The iGPU is probably the Vega 11 once again, but the clocks are set higher at 2.1 GHz, which prompts a slightly higher Fire Strike score compared to the Ryzen 5 4400G model. The physics score, on the other hand, shows what 2 more cores and 4 more threads can really add to the performance. Judging by the comparison with the mobile Ryzen 9 4900HS APU found by Twitter user _rogame found, the Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G appears to be 10% faster as far as CPU core performance goes, while GPU improvements only amount to 5%. _rogame also points out that the non-PRO APUs will have 2 cores and 4 threads less. Furthermore, the Ryzen 5 440G will get a 6 CU iGPU, and the Ryzen 7 4700G will most likely get the 8 CU iGPU.