The new desktop chips will be available from PC makers, but you’ll have to wait a little longer to build your own 4000 seris PC.

What you need to know

  • AMD today launched its Ryzen 4000 series chips for desktop PCs.
  • The APUs bring substantial improvements for AMD’s integrated graphics and more.
  • These chips will be available in pre-built systems from PC makers. AMD says we’ll have to wait a bit longer for Ryzen 4000 series chips for custom builds.

AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series is finally jumping from laptops to desktops. The company today announce the launch of its Ryzen 4000 series chips for desktop PCs, making them available for PC makers to use in pre-built systems.

The big focus in this jump is in improvements to graphics performance. AMD claims that you’ll see up to 60 percent more performance per graphics compute unit on its desktop Ryzen 4000 chips.

Outside of the graphics performance, these chips are built on AMD’s 7nm “Zen 2” core architecture. The company says to expect up to 2.5 times more performance than with its previous generation chips. At the top end, you’re looking at an eight-core, 16-thread chip with eight graphics cores and capable of hitting up to 4.4GHz.

In terms of gaming, the focus with these chips is on 1080p gming. AMD is claiming a performance advantage of well over 100 percent over an Intel Core i7-9700 with several games like DOTA2, Rocket League, HITMAN (2016), and GTA V. Notably, those stats are all at 1080p and low settings on the top-end Ryzen 4700G.

General tasks used in content creation, such as real-time rendering, see some respectable boosts as well. AMD claims up to an 89 percent advantage over the Intel Core i7-9700 with movie mastering in Davinci Resolve 4K, for example.

In all, the Ryzen 4000 G-series, as AMD has dubbed it, packs six chips spread across Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7. Here’s how each breaks down.

Category Ryzen 7 4700G Ryzen 5 4600G Ryzen 3 4300G
Cores/Threads 8/16 6/12 4/8
Frequency (Up to) 4.4 / 3.6GHz 4.2 / 3.7GHz 4.0 / 3.8GHz
Cache 12MB 11MB 6MB
Graphics cores 8 7 6
Graphics frequency (MHz) 2100 1900 1700
TDP 65W 65W 65W
Category Ryzen 7 4700GE Ryzen 5 4600GE Ryzen 3 4300GE
Cores/Threads 8/16 6/12 4/8
Frequency (Up to) 4.3 / 3.1GHz 4.2 / 3.3GHz 4.0 / 3.5GHz
Cache 12MB 11MB 6MB
Graphics cores 8 7 6
Graphics frequency (MHz) 2000 1900 1700
TDP 35W 35W 35W

In addition to the Ryzen 4000 G-series APUs for general consumers, AMD also announced Ryzen Pro chips as well. Due in the second half of 2020, these chips are purpose-built for enterprise PCs with extra layers of security.

These chips are built on the same base Zen 2 architecture as the consumer desktop chips, bringing similar performance improvements for enterprise scenarios.

If ou were hoping to get your hands on one of these new Ryzen 4000 G-series desktop chips, you’ll have to go with a pre-built system. AMD isn’t offering chips on their own for custom builds just yet, though it says it has plans for that market at a later point.

For now, AMD just launched its new Ryzen 3000XT processors built for enthusiasts. We also have a rundown of the best motherboards for your custom build if you’re in the market.

Team Red

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

$498 at Amazon

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The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT is at the top end of AMD’s range when it comes to enthusiast CPUs. If you’re looking to eke out as much power as you can in your custom build, it’s definitely worth considering.