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AMD announce Ryzen 4000 "G " Series with Integrated Graphics
July 21, 2020

AMD announced today their Ryzen 4000-series desktop processors with integrated graphics.

These processors advance the designs of the already-released "Renoir" Ryzen 4000 mobile processors to 35W and 65W desktop power budgets.

Ryzen "G" processors are of particular interest to Mini-ITX aficionados as they do not require a separate graphics card, and therefore can use a much smaller enclosure and power supply.

The new CPUs include an 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 7 for the first time, whereas the previous generation only went to Ryzen 5.

The range consists of the Ryzen 3 4300G, Ryzen 5 4600G and Ryzen 7 4700G. These are all 65W TDP desktop CPUs. OEMs will have more choice for their Mini PCs with the 35W TDP, slightly slower clocked variants: The Ryzen 3 4300GE, Ryzen 5 4600GE and (yep) the Ryzen 7 4700GE.

CoresThreadsBaseBoostCacheGPU CoresTDP
Ryzen 7 4700G8163.6GHz4.4GHz12MB865W
Ryzen 7 4700GE8163.1GHz4.3GHz12MB835W
Ryzen 5 4600G6123.7GHz4.2GHz11MB765W
Ryzen 5 4600GE6123.3GHz4.2GHz11MB735W
Ryzen 3 4300G483.8GHz4.0GHz6MB665W
Ryzen 3 4300GE483.5GHz4.0GHz6MB635W

"G" processors have been noticeably more powerful than their Intel equivalents recently and AMD's marketing materials suggest this trend continues, though they do rather sneakily compare against 9th generation Intel processors and not the latest 10th generation.

A Ryzen 3 4300G looks to be broadly equivalent to an i3-9100 in single-threaded and an i5-9500 in multi-threaded operation. A Ryzen 5 4600G could b considered to be like an i5-9500 (single) and i7-9700 (multi). The Ryzen 7 4700G measures faster than the i7-9700 however many cores are tested.

Graphic benchmarks are similarly impressive, with a Ryzen 7 4700G generating double or greater frame rates in popular games than an i7-9700. This is despite having fewer GPU cores than the previous generation Ryzen "G" - 6, 7 and 8 cores across the range instead of the previous 8 and 11. If you are in the market in a few weeks for the best integrated graphics possible in a Mini-ITX machine without a graphics card - the Ryzen 7 4700G will be your CPU of choice.

Pricing and availability are unknown at this point. Compatibility with existing boards is also unknown, and may of course require an updated BIOS.

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