A new leak indicates that AMD is ready to unleash some serious firepower for laptops with its Ryzen 4000 APUs, which are expected to be revealed very soon at CES 2020.
The Ryzen 7 4800U with 8 cores (and 16 threads) was spotted on UserBenchmark by prolific leaker TUM_APISAK, who posted the details to Twitter.
not sure whether this is real or not AMD Ryzen 7 4800U Graphicshttps: //t.co/kHs8r0UgNA pic.twitter.com/vhO9k7H3CxJanuary 3, 2020
As always, we have to be very careful about the legitimacy of such leaks, and even TUM_APISAK admits it’s not clear whether it’s real or not. But this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the 4800U have 8 cores and 16 threads, which is a big step up from AMD’s 3rd gen Ryzen APUs.
So for the sake of argument, assuming this is real, what we’re looking at is an 8-core (7nm, Zen 2) Renoir APU with a base clock of 1.8GHz, reaching speeds of average boost of 3.65 GHz on the whole of the reference. .
Another interesting point is the apparent presence of 3200 MHz system memory in the test machine. Laptop suppliers are therefore looking to pair these apparently much more powerful processors with faster memory, for even greater performance gains. Or at least that’s hope, anyway.
Full of promises
So everything seems to be shaping up promisingly, but we would do well to remind ourselves again to temper any excitement around speculative leaks; although the rumors seem to line up a bit now (previous leaks have also highlighted a 4700U part, with 8 cores and a TDP of 15W).
AMD’s powerful new APUs are expected to arrive in early 2020, which could make life harder for Intel in the laptop arena – and they could come in the form of a nasty double-bang with a reveal at CES alongside of the Ryzen 4000 desktop processors, which the rumor mill also argues should be unveiled.
All eyes are on the impending CES, of course, so it only makes sense that AMD wants to flex its CPU muscles even more and maximize the apparent threat to Intel in 2020, the latter currently suffering from ongoing supply issues when it does. is the production of processors.
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