Ryzen 3 4200G “Renoir” spotted on SiSoft Sandra
Recently, tipster TUM_APISAK spotted additional details about what's apparently the budget offering in AMD's upcoming "Renoir" APU lineup: Ryzen 3 4200G. We now have more clarity about what the Ryzen 3 4200G's integrated GPU is capable of.
According to a SiSoft Sandra OpenCL listing (that has been taken down), the 4200G's GPU will feature 512 shader cores and operate at 1750 MHz. This figure is interesting because it tells us that Renoir APUs may possibly utilise Navi GPUs instead of Vega, as earlier leaks seemed to indicate.
The only Vega GPU to exceed 1700 MHz at stock is the 7nm Radeon VII. AMD clocks APU GPUs conservatively, relative to discrete cards. The premium 3400G features a top-spec Vega 11 iGPU, but at 1400 MHz, it runs over 100 MHz slower than discrete Vega GPUs. Even with a die shrink, it does not seem too likely that AMD would run an entry level GPU at the same clocks as the Radeon VII. Navi, on the other hand, runs comfortably in the 1700 MHz range.
If the 4200G does feature Navi, it would be an as-yet unannounced Navi GPU. The Navi 14 GPU powering the entry level OEM RX 5500 features 1408 shaders, nearly three times as many as the supposed 4200G.
We can't say which option is more likely at this point. Both, however, promise significantly greater GPU performance than the current Ryzen 3000 Picasso APU line. As Intel gears up for the Intel Xe launch, with a strong push on the mobile graphics front, competition is definitely heating up in the integrated GPU space.
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