Earlier today, AMD made its Ryzen 4000 Series mobile CPUs official. While we’ve known about its new Renoir-based mobile processors for some time, the brand also announced the Ryzen 9 4900H and Ryzen 9 4900HS.
As the tier suggests both the 4900H and 4900HS are mobile processors designed for high-end and laptop gaming market, clearly made to go head-to-head with intel’s own Core i9 mobile CPU series. While still maintaining a level of portability.
Likes its other Renoir-based brethren, both the 4900H and 4900HS are based on AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 CPU architecture. Specs-wise, both variants boast 8-cores, 16-threads, but run at different clockspeeds. The 4900H has a base clock of 3.3GHz and can boost up to 4.4GHz, while the 4900HS runs at a slightly reduced base and boost clocks of 3.0GHz and 4.3GHz, respectively.
For memory support, the 4900H and 4900HS support frequencies of up to 3200MHz for DDR4 and up to 4266MHz for LPDDR4. Both mobile processors also come fitted with eight AMD Radeon Graphics cores running at 1750MHz. On that note, both processors will also be able to utilise AMD’s SmartShift technology that automatically optimises the power between CPU and GPU during gaming.
As of now, one of the few notebooks that will house the 4900HS is ASUS’ ROG Zephyrus G14 that was first announced during CES 2020. Which means that the processor will most likely be paired with an NVIDIA GeForce discrete graphics when the notebook becomes available.
AMD says that its Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HS will be available in the notebooks of its brand partners starting from Spring 2020. Given the ongoing Coronavirus situation, though, it wouldn’t surprise us if the release period gets pushed back to a later date. That said, we’re crossing our fingers and hoping it doesn’t come to that.
(Source: AMD, The Verge)