AMD's recently released Ryzen 4000G 'Renoir' APUs are amazing chips for the general consumer audience, packing both Zen 2 CPU and enhanced Vega GPU cores. While the launch took place in the last month, the APUs haven't hit the global retail market yet with AMD prioritizing the OEM & ODM markets first. That isn't the case everywhere though as several retailers in the Asian Pacific markets now have access to the chips for the retail segment.
AMD Ryzen 4000G Renoir APUs Sold Out Within First Few Hours of Availability in Japanese Retail Market
Retailers over at the Japanese Akihabara market (via PC Watch), in particular, reported that they saw immense demand for AMD's Ryzen 4000G Renoir APUs with the entire inventory being sold out within the first few hours of availability. It's surprising for sure that Japanese retailers have received AMD's Ryzen Pro 4000G APUs in bulk and are selling them in the retail channel.
Out of all three chips, the high-end Ryzen 7 4750G and Ryzen 5 4650G are the most sought after. The prices are set at 43,978 Japanese Yen for the Ryzen 7 4750G which converts to roughly $415 USD, 29,768 Japanese Yen for the Ryzen 5 4650G which converts to roughly $280 USD and 21,978 Japanese Yen for the Ryzen 3 4350G which converts to roughly $207 USD. The prices are higher than the official MSRPs set by AMD but that is to be expected when keeping in mind the different tax rates applied in the APAC region.
As for the consumer response regarding the Ryzen 4000G Renoir APUs, the retailers reported that the AMD Ryzen 7 4750G was an instant hit. Some stores had entire inventory sold out within the very first hours since several buyers had pre-booked the chips. It is also reported that the retailers restocked the Ryzen 4000G Renoir APUs on 2nd day but that inventory also sold out instantly too.
AMD Ryzen 4000 'Renoir' Desktop APU Lineup
|APU Name||Core Technology||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||Memory||Graphics Chip||Graphics Clock||TDP||Price|
|AMD Ryzen 7 4700G||7nm Zen 2||8/16||3.6 GHz||4.45 GHz||DDR4-3200||Vega 8 / 512 SPs||2100 MHz||65W||$299 US?|
|AMD Ryzen 5 4600G||7nm Zen 2||6/12||3.7 GHz||4.20 GHz||DDR4-3200||Vega 7 / 448 SPs||1900 MHz||65W||$199 US?|
|AMD Ryzen 3 4300G||7nm Zen 2||4/8||3.8 GHz||4.00 GHz||DDR4-3200||Vega 6 / 384 SPs||1700 MHz||65W||$139 US?|
|AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G||7nm Zen 2||8/16||3.6 GHz||4.45 GHz||DDR4-3200||Vega 8 / 512 SPs||2100 MHz||65W||$309 US|
|AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G||7nm Zen 2||6/12||3.7 GHz||4.30 GHz||DDR4-3200||Vega 7 / 448 SPs||1900 MHz||65W||$209 US|
|AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G||7nm Zen 2||4/8||3.8 GHz||4.10 GHz||DDR4-3200||Vega 6 / 384 SPs||1700 MHz||65W||$149 US|
|AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE||7nm Zen 2||8/16||3.1 GHz||4.35 GHz||DDR4-3200||Vega 8 / 512 SPs||2000 MHz||35W||$309 US|
|AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE||7nm Zen 2||6/12||3.3 GHz||4.25 GHz||DDR4-3200||Vega 7 / 448 SPs||1900 MHz||35W||$209 US|
|AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE||7nm Zen 2||4/8||3.5 GHz||4.00 GHz||DDR4-3200||Vega 6 / 384 SPs||1700 MHz||35W||$149 US|
The Japanese DIY segment also saw a spike in B550 motherboard sales, mostly mini-ITX and mATX models from ASRock, Gigabyte, and MSI. Gigabyte in particular was running a promotion & offering a free SSD on the purchase of its AM4 motherboards at the Tsukumo eX. PC building. It is stated that the AMD Ryzen APUs will be kept in stock on a daily basis as there's a huge market demand for them. Several buyers are also waiting for ASRock's DeskMini X300 barebone PCs to release so they can pair it with an AMD Ryzen 4000G Renoir APU.
The availability of AMD Ryzen 4000G Renoir APUs in the retail segment is definitely great news for Japanese consumers. As you can see, there's a huge demand for Ryzen 4000G APUs in the DIY and PC segment aside from just ODM/OEMs. The Ryzen 4000G supply is very tight but it is expected to get better based on our report. We don't know if we can see a similar retail launch in the US or EU markets but we can hope for as supply gets better.