AMD has announced the first of its Ryzen 4000 G-series APUs that feature the company’s Zen 2 architecture as well as its integrated Radeon Vega graphics. Unlike the previous generation of Ryzen APUs though, the new chips aren’t meant for DIY PC builders and will only be available as a part of pre-built desktops. But it’s highly likely that AMD will also release the APUs separately for DIY PC builders.
The company has announced six new models in the new Ryzen 4000 G-series lineup and is the first to feature a desktop Ryzen 7 APU (previous G-series desktop processors only went up to Ryzen 5). According to AMD, the top-end model of the new series, the Ryzen 7 4700G, offers up to 2.5 times multi-threaded performance compared to previous generations.
“AMD is dedicated to continuously pushing the boundaries of processing power and graphics performance to deliver amazing PC experiences for all customers, from mainstream PC users, to gamers, streamers and enterprise users,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit, AMD. “Today, in association with our longstanding PC partners, we are excited to launch the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Desktop Processors. The ultimate desktop processors with built-in graphics delivering amazing performance for work or play.”
The new AMD Ryzen 4000 G-series desktop APUs are expected to show up in systems from OEM partners, such as Lenovo and HP, sometime in Q3 2020. As we previously mentioned, hopefully AMD will release the new AMD Ryzen 4000 G-series separately for DIY PC builders in the future.