AMD Brings Ryzen 4000 to the Desktop

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows 10 with 10 Comments

AMD today announced its Ryzen 4000 Series Desktop Processors with Radeon graphics, the world’s first 7-nm x86 desktop processors with built in graphics.

“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,” AMD senior vice president Saeid Moshkelani said in a prepared statement. “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.”

AMD’s Ryzen 4000 Series Desktop Processors are built on a 7-nm manufacturing process and the AMD “Zen 2” core architecture, and they’re geared for both enterprise and consumer use-cases with enthusiast-level performance for gaming and content creation. They offer up to 2.5X the multi-threaded performance compared to previous generation AMD chipsets, the firm says, up to 31 percent greater multithreaded performance than the Intel Core i7-9700, and up to 202 percent better graphics performance than the Intel Core i7-9700.

The Ryzen 4000 G-Series Desktop Processors are expected to be available in gaming and enthusiast systems from PC makers like HP and Lenovo starting in the third quarter. The Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Desktop Processors are available now from systems integrators and will ship in business-class PCs starting later this fall, AMD says.

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11 responses to “AMD Brings Ryzen 4000 to the Desktop”

  1. lvthunder

    Interesting that they compare their new chips to the previous generation of Intel chips.

    • evox81

      In reply to lvthunder:

      Considering these are previous gen (Zen 2-based) chips themselves, I can see why they chose them as the point of comparison.

      • lvthunder

        In reply to evox81:

        So you are saying they are releasing new chips based on previous gen technology. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I guess I don't follow AMD enough to know that.

        • Kendog52361

          In reply to lvthunder:


          Actually, the current Gen AMD CPUs are the Zen 2, with Zen 3 scheduled to come out later this year/early next year (before the whole COVID-19 Pandemic). However, the Zen 3 CPUs and next gen Chipsets hasn't even been announced to the public, yet, let alone released.


          Basically, the way AMD rolls out their Ryzen CPUs, is first the "enthusiast" CPUs, basically the AMD equivalent of Intel's i3, i5, i7, and now i9, just without built in graphics on the CPUs. Following that is the Threadripper, which is basically the (very) high end, enthusiast CPU and Chipset. Then the "X" and "XT" Chips, which I admittedly don't fully understand, came out a few months ago, followed by the CPUs with built-in graphics, as the last release before the "next gen" CPUs. Also, all of the AMD Ryzen CPUs share the same Socket in the Motherboard, it's called the AM4, I think, however Threadripper uses a different CPU Socket.


          The thing is, though, those who buy the early releases of the CPUs, generally are running graphics cards, already. Add in that, unlike Intel, AMD is also a GPU company, it makes sense to launch the Ryzen CPUs with built-in graphics last.

        • evox81

          In reply to lvthunder:

          I may have oversimplified a little, but basically accurate. Ryzen 1000 series was based on Zen. 2000 was based on Zen+ and 3000 was based on Zen 2. The mainstream/enthusiast 4000 chips are expected to be based on Zen 3. However, these are 4000-series chips that are based on Zen 2. So, while it technically still is their current architecture, it has some age on it. The apples to apples comparison is with Intel's 9th gen chips.

  2. mattbg

    So what kind of enthusiast buys one of these and uses integrated graphics?


    I guess I will find out :)

  3. Rycott

    Man... AMD is getting as confusing as Intel these days.


    Pretty sure Zen 3 drops later this year and was meant to be 4000 series as well. But then they started using 4000 in their laptop Zen 2 chips, and now on Desktop for their APUs as well.

  4. kjb434

    With this, AMD has now closed the loop on their offerings.


    A desktop processor with built in graphics.


    I do love with AMD that the big chips don't have graphics. They are dedicated to processing only.


    But now they have an offering that could allow for lower budget machines for offices or thin clients.

  5. blue77star

    G series always uses previous generation of Zen processors. Actual 4000 series will be Zen 3 based.

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