The Year is coming to an end. Still, AMD hardware leaks are going rampant in the forums. New leaks about the AMD Ryzen Renoir APU has surfaced on the internet. AMD is looking forward to stomping Intel in the coming year.
Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 series APUs information leaked in Forums and Reddit
Various forum post leaks and Reddit posts showed information on the new Ryzen mobile processors. No in-depth information on the APUs have surfaced yet, but the naming SKUs suggest these are the higher-end CPUs.
Ryzen 7 4700U:
The First reported news of the new APU came from the new Xiaomi Mi Laptop. The leaked benchmark scores show Xiaomi Mi packed with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor. The “U” suffix states the Ryzen 7 4700U is a low powered laptop with 15W TDP. The 4700U has a base clock of 2.0GHz and a boost clock of 4.2GHz. There is no confirmation on the iGPU, as it might ship with Vega 10 CUs or Vega 11 CUs with unknown clock speed.
If we look at the benchmarks, then the Ryzen 7 4700U beats Intel’s newest processors. The 8cores/16threads Ryzen 7 4700U beats the previous-gen Intel processors (8th gen) by 18 percent. The new Core i7-10510U (Comet Lake architecture) and the Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake architecture) are 13 percent and 8 percent slower than the Ryzen 7 4700U respectively. The 10th Gen Intel Processors have 4cores/8threads.
Leaks also stated Acer and HP laptops shipped with the Ryzen 7 4700U, but it seems the benchmark only leaked from the Xiaomi Laptop.
Ryzen 7 4800H & Ryzen 9 4900H:
The Chinese forums seem to get the leaks quite early as the forums had an image showing the listing for several Ryzen APUs. The listing shows the availability of Ryzen 9 4900H and Ryzen 7 4800H. No more information is given about their rated clock speed and thermals.
All we can say right now is that the “H” suffix at the end of a product denotes it is a high-performance mobile CPU. As seen with other Ryzen APUs, this CPU will draw less power, giving high-performance numbers. We can’t say much about the thermal output of these chips. Since they run on a 25W to 45W TDP, they will produce quite a lot of heat. They will compete for head to head with Intel’s Core i7-9750H and Core i9-9880H.
If the Ryzen APUs work on par with the i9-9880H with lower thermal output, we will see a resurgence of AMD APUs in mobile computing space. Intel needs to make big moves if they want to stay on top of the CPU market. It looks like AMD is coming to take all the market for itself and suck Intel dry.
The Chinese forums also mention listing for AMD APUs like the Ryzen 5 4600H, Ryzen 5 4600HS, Ryzen 7 4800HS, and Ryzen 9 4900HS in several Asus laptops. The picture showed the listings were from an Irish Retailer. The best part of them all is that they will be arriving in the store on 31 December.
If these leaks are real, then AMD’s new Renoir APU is going to be introduced to the general public during the CES of 2020. The confusing part is the new “HS” suffix behind those several processors. It might be suggesting that these are power optimized working powerhouses. Okay! We just made that up, but we have to wait till CES 2020 to the full see the Ryzen APUs and their performance.
AMD and Intel’s Rivalry:
AMD has caught up with Intel and Intel looks to be hanging on a ledge. Considering Intel and AMD rivalry, Intel now has lost its dominance over AMD. AMD has a better product with much lower pricing. Even though AMD’s Instruction Per Cycle (IPC) isn’t as fast as Intel, AMD has caught up with Intel.
AMD offers its CPU with more cores and threads to the consumers. Intel also has been losing its grasp on the market share as AMD is overtaking them in consumer computing and server computing. AMD had their fair share of laptops CPUs (A12 series and so on) but they weren’t so great. Maybe it’s time to forget the past after they launch their Ryzen 4th Gen APUs.
Now, even if they excel in the mobile market, Intel will face some huge problems and lose their total market to AMD. Intel released its new Ice Lake and Comet Lake processor, but now Intel looks to bring their new Tiger Lake CPU for 2020. Only time will tell what’s in stock for Intel and AMD in the coming year.