Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.
AMD to launch Renoir-X CPUs to tackle Intel Core i3 offering
A leaker from Chiphell shares information on upcoming CPU products from both AMD and Intel.
Among many products that will be launched next year, AMD is supposedly bringing back new CPUs based on Zen2 architecture. The leaker 热心市民描边怪 (Enthusiastic Citizen) who appeared on our site many times before often sharing exclusive pictures of the upcoming products, now claims that AMD will be launching a new series based on existing silicon.
According to the message posted on Chiphell forums, AMD is to launch Zen2 based Renoir-X CPU series for AM4 socket, which are to be nearly identical to the Ryzen 4000G series with an exception of disabled integrated graphics (Vega). The leaker does not explain if this means a complete lack of GPU or rather a partial reduction of cores.
The Renoir-X series might be the already leaked Ryzen 5 4500 and Ryzen 3 4100 parts, which appeared on the USB-IF website back in July:
[USB-IF] Athlon Gold 4100GE, Ryzen 5 4500, Ryzen 3 4100. https://t.co/Q925jkuohe pic.twitter.com/KLHzpAEATG
— 遠坂小町 (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) July 16, 2021
The “Citizen” continues to explain that the series is to correspond to the Intel Core i3 offering. It should be noted that Intel did not launch the 11th Gen Core i3 series for desktops, but is expected to launch the Alder Lake-S-based Core i3 series early next year. In this case, the leaker probably means the number of cores, as Ryzen 3 4000G series are quad-core, just as rumored Alder Lake parts. He adds that Ryzen 7 (8-core) parts are not to be included in the Renoir-X lineup.
With the introduction of Renoir-X, AMD will be adding yet another product for its 5-year-old AM4 platform, soon to be succeeded by AM5 around Q3 next year. The AM4 might not be dead just yet.
Source: 热心市民描边怪 (Chiphell) via @momomo_us