AMD’s upcoming combination processors from the Ryzen 4000G series, also known as Renoir, could bring the connection standard HDMI 2.1 into the PC area for the first time. The two manufacturers Gigabyte and MSI are showing the first mainboards with a B550 chipset to which televisions can be connected via HDMI 2.1 – provided a suitable combination processor is required.
With Ryzen 4000G, AMD is to bring the first Ryzen 7 combination processor – the silicon chip would provide the eight CPU cores required for this.
Gigabyte has already put its product pages for the B550 mainboards online, So far, MSI has only been an overview page (HDMI 2.1 is noted in the press release). Ryzen 4000G is the desktop sister series for the Ryzen 4000U and Ryzen 4000H mobile series, which AMD’s release schedule is expected to appear in the coming months. The website Videocardz already showed a picture of an alleged Ryzen 7 4700G.
Specification already 2.5 years old
When introducing notebooks, AMD focused primarily on the economical Zen-2 architecture and the increased graphics performance through higher clock frequencies and the faster memory controller. Support for HDMI 2.1 was not confirmed by AMD, but seems sensible a year and a half after the specification was adopted.
Compared to HDMI 2.0, HDMI 2.1 brings a significantly higher transmission rate of 48 instead of 18 GBit / s, so that Ultra HD televisions (3840 × 2160 pixels) can be operated at 120 Hertz, for example. The HDMI 2.1 specification also includes new gaming functions such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) for dynamic image output and a mode for low input delays.
In addition to new cables, HDMI 2.1 also requires adapted connections, which apparently are not yet used on X570 mainboards. A mini ITX board with a B550 chipset and the upcoming Ryzen 4000G combination processor could therefore be particularly suitable as an HTPC computer.