If you plan on buying a new desktop computer soon, you’re in luck, because AMD has just announced their new AMD Ryzen 4000G processors, and they’re expected to drop later in fall. With this new line of processors, AMD is competing with Intel, both on the casual home user and business user segment, but, if you’re a hardcore gamer, these processors aren’t for you. One of the first things you should know about the AMD Ryzen 4000G is that you can’t buy them separately. So far, AMD only announced that they will be available on prebuilt desktop computers. If you want to build your own PC, you’ll either have to wait a little longer or choose another processor.
AMD explained their decision to only include the new processors on prebuilt units by saying that most people would rather buy a ready-to-use PC, and not buy parts separately and build it by themselves. That’s another category of users: hardcore gamers and other advanced users who need the best specs for running next-gen games or heavyweight software. The vast majority of users, meanwhile, are casual: they want a reliable PC that works well, but they need it for browsing the Web, watching movies, and using general apps. This is the target demographic for AMD Ryzen 4000G, and it will probably not disappoint.
The new series is based on the AMD Ryzen 3000G lineup, so it relies on the 12nm Zen+ architecture, but AMD has added a new Ryzen 7 part, plus integrated graphics. According to AMD, this makes the new lineup 240% faster than the graphics of the Intel Core i7-9700. What does this mean for casual desktop users? That prebuilt computers are about to become a lot more powerful thanks to this lineup:
- AMD Ryzen 7 4700G – 8 core
- AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE – 8 core
- AMD Ryzen 5 4600G – 6 core
- AMD Ryzen 5 4600GE – 6 core
- AMD Ryzen 3 4300G – 4 core
- AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE – 4 core
These six processors have a lower limit of power consumption, the cooling requirements are less strict, and they’re ideal for small media PCs.
AMD also said that the G series is faster than Intel vPro CPUs and that they will also come in a PRO version, which will support AMD Memory Guard and AMD Secure Processor technologies. Overall, this new series has very few trade-backs, and, even with an integrated graphics card, they’ll still be able to run small indie games and lightweight games seamlessly.
Besides, we’re likely to experience the full effect of the AMD Ryzen 4000G processors later in the future. By combining a better IGP with an 8-core CPU, AMD will bridge the gap between CPU and APU, and casual users will have a lot to benefit from it.