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Lisa Su confirms AMD Ryzen 4000 chips will be “coming in early 2020”

AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, has confirmed that the red team’s next generation Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs will be launching early next year. We expect that means January’s annual Vega techgasm, CES, will be featuring a whole load of AMD-based laptops to kick off the new year in style. The new Ryzen 4000 7nm mobile processors will be based on the current Zen 2 processor architecture, but it’s the choice of graphics component that we still don’t 100% know about within the new APUs.

The current expectation is that, unlike the next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett consoles, AMD’s Zen 2 APU will feature Vega-based GPUs rather than featuring the newer Navi graphics architecture packed into the RX 5700 graphics cards.

Given that the Vega architecture has already had a 7nm die shrink, made flesh in the consumer space by the abortive Radeon VII GPU, there shouldn’t be any limitation in having Vega silicon sitting alongside a 7nm Zen 2 chiplet. And, by having a single eight-core Zen 2 chiplet in the package, that would mean a potential doubling of the maximum core count for mobile AMD chips.