Mysterious 6-core AMD Ryzen APU appears in benchmarking website

An unknown AMD Ryzen APU recently surfaced on the benchmarking website 3DMark. Rumors claim that it will hit the market next month.

The benchmark result quickly made its rounds to several social media platforms. It appears that the processor is an AMD Ryzen 4400G, a 6-core chip with 12 threads. It has a base clock speed of 3.7GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.3GHz

A new budget CPU from AMD

Although the Ryzen lineup is known as premium processors, it also has an APU lineup. These APUs use the G branding and are usually seen in laptops, and budget desktop builds. Also, the chipmaker is pushing its boundaries even further with the new Ryzen 4000 APU.

Aside from the recent benchmark results, motherboard-maker Biostar also confirmed the existence of the Ryzen 5 4400G. The company already updated its website by adding support for the upcoming processor. Moreover, Biostar confirms that the processor will have a 65W TDP.

APUs are known for their powerful, integrated graphic compute units that can handle popular games. Ryzen 5 4400G is not an exception as it is expected to pack seven Compute Units (CU) with a base clock of 1.90GHz.

The 3DMark 11 test uses an 8GB DDR4 memory clocked as 3200MHz. With this configuration, the processor posted a score of 10,241 in physics test and 4,395 in graphics test. These are early tests and will most likely be the final performance of the processor once it hits the market.

If these numbers are accurate, the Ryzen 5 4400G should fit nicely into AMD’s lineup of budget processors. These chips should be powerful enough to handle most MOBA titles, and some AAA games under low settings.

Ryzen 4000 Renoir

The tech community expects AMD to roll out its Ryzen 4000 lineup this year. Codenamed Renoir, these upcoming processors are using the TSMC 7nm process. At the top of the lineup is the Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G processor, which packs an 8-core, 16-thread configuration.

All the upcoming processors are based on the Zen 3 platform, except the APU lineup. The APUs will use the older Zen 2 platform and Vega GPU architecture.

These processors are the successor to the widely popular and extremely powerful Ryzen 3 lineup. Although these are completely new processors, they should be compatible with current AM4 motherboards. AMD has been extremely efficient with this platform. It has supported all of its Ryzen releases as well.

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