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First AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir desktop APU appears on 3DMark 11 but offers lower scores than the Ryzen 7 4700U and Ryzen 7 4800U mobile APUs

AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir desktop APUs should start appearing soon. (Image source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir desktop APUs should start appearing soon. (Image source: AMD)
A possible AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir desktop APU has been spotted on the 3DMark 11 benchmark. The processor, which was in a system that utilized a yet to be released Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro motherboard, managed an overall score of 5,659 points. This left it lagging behind laptop APUs such as the Ryzen 7 4700U and the Ryzen 7 4800U.
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There has been a lot in the news lately about mobile Renoir APUs and now we seem to have some information about their desktop counterparts. It’s important to point out now that this is about a Zen 2 based Renoir desktop APU from the AMD Ryzen 4000 series and not one of the upcoming Vermeer dedicated desktop CPUs that are based on Zen 3. So don’t expect too much from this entry-level/mainstream chip, regardless of its pedigree.

The AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir desktop APU was apparently found on 3DMark 11 by _rogame, where it was being tested in conjunction with a Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro board and DDR4 RAM @2133 MHz. Being an APU part, there was an iGPU present that offered a clock of 1,750 MHz. The base clock rate of the presumed Renoir desktop APU was recorded as 3.5 GHz. With its score of 5,659 points, the desktop APU fell short of the Ryzen 7 4700U on 5,713 points and the Ryzen 7 4800U on 6,309 points.

There are a few reasons offered as to why the Renoir desktop APU would not achieve a higher score on 3DMark 11, especially as it will have the advantage of a much higher TDP than the Ryzen 4000 mobile APUs (45-65 W vs. 10-25 W). For instance, it was paired with RAM operating at just 2133 MHz, which would affect the result. Also, it is likely going to be an engineering sample so more can be expected from future samples, and it is possible that it might not have eight cores to rely on for system performance like the Ryzen 7 4700U and Ryzen 7 4800U have. It will be interesting to see what future benchmarks and specifications will be discovered in regard to the Ryzen 4000G desktop series.

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Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2342 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, 2020-03-12 (Update: 2020-03-12)