AMD announces Ryzen 4000 G-series, with Radeon Graphics

AMD has just revealed their new lineup of Ryzen processors, designed to offer pair their “best-in-class integrated graphics” with solid CPU performance.

These new chips are not currently slated to be made available as standalone components for self-builds or upgrades, instead they are going to be released exclusively to partners for pre-built desktops and small form factor computers. So far they have announced partnerships with HP and Lenovo, but there’s likely more to come down the line. Current plans are for machines equipped with these new CPUs to ship some time this Fall.

By beefing up the GPU performance of the integrated graphics, these processors will allow machines to be built that can eschew dedicated graphics cards but can still offer decent mid-range performance for tasks with modest graphics demands. These won’t replace top-end graphics cards for demanding high-performance gaming, but they will offer a solid entry-level gaming experience, on devices that can be more compact and power-efficient than a beefy gaming rig.

ryzen 4000g comparison

These should be seen as solid all-rounder chips, and depending on exact pricing, could be a very competitive option for people looking for a mid-range desktop.

AMD has directly compared the new AMD Ryzen 4700G with Intel’s Core i7-9700, claiming that their chip offers “Up to 5% greater single-thread performance, up to 31% greater multithreaded performance, and up to 202% better graphics performance”, although perhaps a comparison with a current-generation Intel chip might have been more apt.

From what we can tell, the 4700G is very similar to a 3700X, but with 12MB instead of 32MB L3 cache. assuming it has the same chiplet CCX/CCD layout it will be interesting to see how much of a difference the cache makes.

ryzen 4000g benchmark

In AMD’s comparison with their previous generation of chips, we can see here that the 4700G offers modest increases compared to the 3400G on TimeSpy benchmarks, perhaps suggesting that the leap in graphics performance is not hugely significant compared to previous chips, but it doing so with only 8 compute units, vs 11 in the 3400G. The decrease in compute units is offset by a significant clock speed boost or 1400MHz vs 2100MHz.

Here’s the full lineup of newly announced chips, and their specifications.

ModelCores / ThreadsTDP
Boost/Base frequency GPU coresCache (MB)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700G8C/16T65WUp to 4.4 / 3.6 GHz812 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE8C/16T35WUp to 4.3 / 3.1 GHz812 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G6C/12T65WUp to 4.2 / 3.7 GHz711 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600GE6C/12T35WUp to 4.2 / 3.3 GHz711 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300G4C/8T65WUp to 4.0 / 3.8 GHz66 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE4C/8T35WUp to 4.0 / 3.5 GHz66 MB

Our guts tell us the 4700G will likely be targeting a price of around $150 if it does ever become available for purchase as a standalone CPU.

Head to our guide for the best CPUs for gaming over here if you want to compare the various different options available today. Will you be keeping an eye out for a prebuilt system packing a Ryzen 4000 G-series in the future? Let us know what you think of this addition to AMD’s lineup in the comments below.