Friday, November 16th 2018

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Shows Up With Lots of Maybes, Could Feature Zen 2

AMD's low-power Ryzen 3700U APU has been leaked. Codenamed ZM370SC4T4MFG_38/22_Y, this latest AMD processor features 4 cores and 8 threads with a base clock of 2.2 GHz and a boost clock of 3.8 GHz, making it very similar to the current generation 2700U. The GPU, which is recognized as Picasso by UserBenchmark, is like just another codename for now, as other applications are listing it as a Radeon RX Vega 10 GPU. Considering the 3000U Series is supposed to be similar to the 2000U offerings it could very well feature the same Vega 10 GPU and still be based on the Zen+ or the Zen 2 architectures. That said, nothing is confirmed, but some slides leaked from Informatica Cero suggest that the Ryzen 7 3700U could indeed feature the Zen 2 architecture. That would be fairly interesting given that the Ryzen family for laptops/convertibles have been a step behind the desktop solutions for a quite some time.

Picasso which we've been hearing about since the codename first appeared in September of 2017, looks to be nothing more than Raven Ridge manufactured on the 12nm node. This is of course based on the information that is available. Some people suggest this new APU could be on the 7 nm node, but this is difficult to believe as AMD is likely to devote 7 nm manufacturing to their EPYC server solutions and Ryzen desktop products first. Therefore Zen 2 APUs for notebooks are likely still far off.
Source: VideoCardz
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8 Comments on AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Shows Up With Lots of Maybes, Could Feature Zen 2

#1
HD64G
Almost surely a Zen+ in there. Which will help with efficiency and memory compatibility making it easier for builders to make proper notebooks.
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#2
_Flare
First Time: Precision Boost 2
Ryzen 7 2700U Release date: October 26, 2017
Ryzen 7 2700X Release date: April 19, 2018
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#3
Patriot
HD64G
Almost surely a Zen+ in there. Which will help with efficiency and memory compatibility making it easier for builders to make proper notebooks.
Yeah, roadmap pretty clear.
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#4
phanbuey
what a time to be alive.
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#5
TheGuruStud
HD64G
Almost surely a Zen+ in there. Which will help with efficiency and memory compatibility making it easier for builders to make proper notebooks.
They only use low end like 2133 anyway unless buying high end, so mem speed is pretty irrelevant.
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#6
$ReaPeR$
looks interesting. would like to see laptops with this.
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#7
geon2k2
IMHO even the 2700U is a bit below under entry level for gaming.
Probably the H versions which are 35W parts will be much better in this sense, and they will get really good, once DDR5 will go mainstream, hopefully @2020.

Unfortunately system builders cripple them to the max, so you have to be careful if you want to buy.
I've seen some laptops with 2500u and single channel memory soldered to motherboard and no possibility to expand or add the second channel.
That's just plain stupid and performance hit will be huge due to this.
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#8
gronetwork
The 3700U seems to be quite more powerful than its previous version, the AMD Ryzen 72700U, as it is able to outperform it by 19% on Windows. And this despite the fact that their respective specifications are quite similar. Indeed, they have the same number of cores, of threads, of cache, of max memory capacity and even the tdp is the same. Only the turbo frequency is different, as well as the build. This is an interesting improvement.

https://gadgetversus.com/processor/amd-ryzen-7-3700u-vs-amd-ryzen-7-2700u/
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