If a document discovered on 3DMark is to be believed, AMD would prepare the launch of a new processor Ryzen 7 mobile. Potentially linked to the “Renoir” family of chips, launched on Laptops in April, the latter would take the nickname of “Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition”. An appellation that is usually found at Intel…
As the Ryzen 7 4800U, which we had been able to discover in preview on the AMD campus in Austin, Texas, this mysterious Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition would sport 8 cores and 16 threads, but this time clocked between 1.8 and 4.291 GHz.
Towards a slight increase in boost frequency?
These specificities evoke those of the Ryzen 4000 15-watt chips already launched at AMD. According to all logic, this new processor would be well based on a Ryzen 7 4800U, since the Ryzen 7 4700U is content for its part with 8 cores without SMT (and therefore with 8 threads instead of 16). On the other hand, there would be frequencies up almost 100 MHz in boost for a little extra power.
Note that AMD would also work on a Ryzen 9 4900U, which would complete its range of mobile APUs from above. A means also for the American brand to put its “U” range, which does not yet sport Ryzen 9, at the same level as its “H” range dedicated to high performance processors for laptop gaming… but other tracks are also to explore.
Processors reserved for Microsoft?
As Tom’s Hardware indicates, AMD could reserve its Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition for Microsoft and its range Area. A strategy that the group has already adopted in the past for certain references of mobile processors (iGPUs a little more muscular than the ordinary were then on the menu) and which could even extend to the potential Ryzen 9 4900U. Strangely, the latter would also benefit from specifications identical to that of the Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition, and this, to the nearest megahertz according to the documents unearthed by @TUM_APISAK.
AMD could thus seek to maintain itself in the good graces of Microsoft, in the same way as Intel, which for its part provides special editions of some of its processors Ice lake to Apple for its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. The fact remains that the name “Extreme Edition” instead of “Surface Edition” for example, is intriguing and could quite point to a launch with other manufacturers.
Source: Tom’s hardware