AMD Ryzen 4000 Series – What We Know So Far

AMD Ryzen 4000 Series

AMD is still making huge progress in the CPU market and it looks like these new Ryzen 4000 chips are going to continue that trend. With their hopes set on knocking Intel from the top spot, AMD has been releasing some pretty impressive bits of hardware over the last couple of years and are currently selling over 40% more processors than their rival

The recent Ryzen 4000 laptop processors have also been nothing short of impressive. With speeds rivaling that of some desktop counterparts, this has left many of us excited to see just what the desktop Ryzen 4000 series has to offer.

Today we’re going to take a look at some of the key pieces of information we’ve had so far concerning the upcoming Ryzen 4000 series of processors.

What Will the Ryzen 4000 Series Have to Offer?

We know that the mobile lineup of Ryzen 4000 processors are the first that are based on the 7nm process which has resulted in some huge benefits - one of which is an increase to core counts.

The core counts of these processors have been way higher than we’ve seen on laptops in previous years with up to 8 cores and 16 threads on offer. These processors also have improved integrated graphics performance that helps them to compete with Intel’s Ice Lake counterparts and while they aren’t aimed towards gamers, it still makes for a valuable addition. 

Mobile AMD Ryzen 4000 Specs

Here’s what we know so far about the mobile specifications for the AMD 4000 series. There are seven processors on offer and these are as follows:

  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800U - 8 cores, 16 threads - 1.8 GHz base, 4.2 GHz boost - 12 MB cache
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U - 8 cores, 8 threads - 2.0 GHz base, 4.1 GHz boost - 12 MB cache
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600U - 6 cores, 12 threads - 2.1 GHz base, 4.0 GHz boost - 11 MB cache
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U - 6 cores, 6 threads - 2.3 GHz base, 4.0 GHz boost - 11 MB cache
  • AMD Ryzen 3 4300U - 4 cores, 4 threads - 2.7 GHz base, 3.7 GHz boost - 6 MB cache
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800H - 8 cores, 16 threads - 2.9 GHz base, 4.2 GHz boost - 12 MB cache
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600H - 6 cores, 12 threads - 3.0 GHz base, 4.0 GHz boost - 11 MB cache

Desktop AMD Ryzen 4000 Specs

Sadly, details on the Ryzen 4000 desktop processors are a little thin. We do know that these new processors are due to be revealed in 2020 and will be based on a refinement to the 7nm process found in the Zen 2 lineup. 

Rumors suggest that this series will be based on TSMC’s new 7nm EUV (extreme ultraviolet) process which should make the series incredibly power-efficient and enough to take on the likes of Nvidia’s Ampere and Intel’s chips. It’s looking like EUV and power efficiency will be AMD’s focus for this series, rather than huge core count boosts like we saw last year. 

Rumors also link the Ryzen 4000 series to powerful hyperthreading which will enable each core to have four simultaneous processing threads.

AMD Ryzen 4000 Release Date

Since AMD announced its Ryzen 4000 series for laptops, we’ve been anticipating the release of the desktop versions too.

So far, the AMD Ryzen 4000 series doesn’t have an official release date. All we know is that Lisa Su, CEO of AMD,  suggested that the 4000 series would be coming in 2020. Rumors suggest that these processors could go on sale in October, but this hasn’t been confirmed as of yet. 

It looks like Computex will still be going ahead in September 2020 and if it’s not canceled, we should see a live preview of these chips there. 

How Much Will the AMD Ryzen 4000 Cost?

The price of the mobile processors isn’t too relevant seeing as though these will be encompassed in the price of the laptop itself. These could still cause a slight inflation to the price of the laptop but we can’t be certain that is solely down to the CPU. 

We would expect that the pricing structure for the new Ryzen 4000 desktop series will closely mirror that of the 3000 series. However, with information so limited at the moment, it’s hard to make an educated guess on what the price will look like for each different model.

When we hear more information about AMD’s Ryzen 4000 desktop CPU series, we will keep you updated.

Are you excited to get your hands on one of these processors for your new build when they’re finally released? Let us know down in the comments section below.