Intel has introduced the entire line of Alder Lake processors, including very affordable models. How will AMD respond? So far, no new desktop CPUs are expected, except for the experimental Ryzen 7 5800X3D. And the old men will take the rap in the lower price segment.
As previously we heard, AMD is preparing to release the Renoir-X line, which will play at the lower end of the price segment, where there are simply no desktop Ryzen 5000.
Renoir-X are the same Ryzen 4000 processors, only with a disabled GPU. In theory, this will allow AMD to further reduce the price of such CPUs. True, we are talking about the Zen 2 processor architecture. It was certainly excellent at the time of release, but even Zen 3 has been on the market for more than a year. At the moment, there are data on three models:
- Ryzen 7 4700 – eight cores, 8 MB L3 cache, frequencies 3.6-4.4 GHz
- Ryzen 5 4600 – six cores, 8 MB L3 cache, frequencies 3.6-4.1 GHz
- Ryzen 3 4300 – Quad Core, 4MB L3 Cache, 3.8-4.0GHz
Interestingly, the first information about such processors appeared summer last year. Why AMD has not yet released such processors is unclear. As for the competition with the new Alder Lake, everything will be decided by the price. In the end, the younger representatives of the new line have two or four cores, so the old AMD solutions have a chance.