AMD plans to bring “next-gen APUs” to the DIY market, just not right now

AMD plans to bring

AMD plans to bring “next-gen APUs” to the DIY market, just not right now

When AMD launched its Ryzen 4000 G-Series of desktop processors, a lot of AMD fans were disappointed. The Ryzen 4000 G-series released as an OEM-only product, preventing the DIY market from accessing AMD’s latest APUs, limiting their hardware options by preventing them from accessing AMD’s latest Zen 2 processors. 

The problem here is that AMD’s other Zen 2 processors lack integrated graphics, a fact which makes Intel’s Core processors preferable in some situations. With AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series of Zen 2 desktop processors, users needed to own a dedicated graphics card. That isn’t the case with AMD’s Ryzen 4000 G-Series of CPUs. 

While the launch of AMD’s Ryzen 4000 G-series may be disappointing to some, you should also know that AMD has plans to release “next-gen APUs” for both 400 and 500 series motherboards. This statement confirms that new APUs are coming to the DIY market, but that consumers will have to wait for them to release. 

Below is AMD’s full statement on the matter, as transcribed from AMD’s press briefing for their Ryzen 4000 G-series CPU announcement. 

     Today’s announcement for the ryzen 4000 series for the consumer side, these are initially available for consumer pre-built systems.  We know that there is a lot of excitement out there in the DIY community to have the codename Renoir products for enthusiast PC builds.

These processors are for pre-built systems initially. That eagerness, that excitement, we get it, we understand it, and I just wanted to say that while we cannot disclose our entire roadmap, there are next-gen APUs coming to both 400 and 500 series motherboards. So please do not take today’s announcement of the 4000 series for pre-built desktops as something that we are not doing for consumer motherboards. 

AMD's Ryzen 4000 G-Series desktop CPUs claim efficiency and gaming leadership  

For now, AMD’s latest Ryzen 4000 series APUs are available in OEM systems, a market which AMD needs to exploit. AMD cannot just be a CPU maker for the DIY market. To grow, AMD needs the support of OEMs, and with Zen 2, AMD has a clear path to increased market share. 

Thanks to the efficiency of AMD’s latest Ryzen processors and their raw computational power, AMD can gain the attention of OEMs by promising high-performance systems that require less power and produce less heat than their rivals. This allows OEMs to create powerful systems within small form factors, and create desktop systems which can run quietly under heavy workloads. 

AMD plans to bring  

In the future, AMD plans to release new APUs to the DIY enthusiast market on today’s 400 and 500 series motherboards. Right now, AMD is unwilling to reveal when these new processors will launch, but we should expect to hear more over the next few months. 

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