Update 3/10/2020: Since we've published this article we've spotted AMD Ryzen 4000 laptops from Asus on Newegg Canada as well. They're listed with a release date of March 16.
AMD announced its new Ryzen 4000 H-Series high-performance laptop CPUs in January, and ever since it's been a waiting game for devices sporting them. But the wait is over -- at least in China. Spotted by hardware leaker @Momomo_US, Amazon China has now listed three Asus gaming laptops with the new chips.
These notebooks are the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401II, ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IU and TUF FA706IU. The Zephyrus models are listed as packing the new AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS, and the TUF laptop is specced with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H.
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AMD Ryzen 4000 Laptop Specs
|Row 0 - Cell 0||Asus G14 GA401II||Asus G14 GA401IU||Asus TUF FA706IU|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS||AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS||AMD Ryzen 7 4800H|
|Memory||16GB DDR4||16GB DDR4||16GB DDR4|
|GPU||GTX 1650 Ti (6GB)||GTX 1660 Ti (6GB)||GTX 1660 Ti (6GB)|
|SSD||512GB NVMe||512GB NVMe||1TB NVMe|
|Price||￥9,999 ($1,437)||￥11,602 ($1,668)||￥10,359 ($1,489)|
The specifications for the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H are freely available. The APU packs eight cores and 16 threads, has a base clock of 2.9 GHz and a max boost clock of up to 4.2 GHz on its best cores. It comes with a default TDP of 45W and seven GPU cores to save power during times when a system's dedicated graphics card isn't needed.
Contrastingly, AMD has not officially announced the Ryzen 7 4800HS chip yet, so there is no product page for it on AMD's website yet nor did the Amazon pages reveal any details.
We have previously suspected that the Ryzen 7 4800HS is a more power-efficient chip than the 4800H, and others too expect it to be a more efficient chip with a 35W TDP. This wouldn't come as a surprise, given the slimmer form factor of the Zephyrus notebooks over the TUF laptop.
Either way, it's exciting to see the new Ryzen 4000 series mobile chips landing, and we're curious to see how they'll perform compared to the blue team's competition.
yes, know about vega gpu. I think I read it a vega++
WTH are you talking about, the Ryzen 4000 mobile are using Vega cores optimized. There is no Navi cores with these CPUs.
It would likely only save power when gaming, and that's when you want 3D performance the most anyway. Again, a 4800U is what you want inside of a iGPU-only laptop. It WOULD be nice if someone offered it in a 25W TDP-up config, but I suspect most OEMs will configure for 15W.
I would think (but found no figures showing anything on dGPU idle power consumption) that a dGPU, even at idle, consumes quite a bit of power and savings on dGPU+Memory allow for other parts being better within the same budget.
Yes, the 4800U does seem a very nice chip and could rock with TDP-up of 25W to increase the base frequency. But I am not into GPU-oriented performance. For me, CPU and I/O is what matters. I would rather have Vega-5 or Vega-3 coupled with high-thread @ high frequency cores.
The exception would be the option for an extra SSD. That is a nice idea. However, since they're using the same board, I find it likely it would be SATA. Which would be OK for a secondary drive, if any OEMs bothered.
I see. Personally I'd rather have the extra graphics punch, since so many things are accelerated by the GPU now. For example, you can save a LOT of power by offloading to the GPU when decoding 4K HEVC. Plus it opens up the option for casual gaming in a pinch. But who knows... maybe someone will stick an H/HS model in a system without a dGPU. I kind of doubt it, I think that's even less likely than an up-TDP 4800U.