The latest test submission noticed by database detective exhibits that Asus is potentially preparing a brand new Zenbook 14 (UX434IQ) laptop. The machine seemingly employs one of AMD’s Ryzen 4000-series (codename Renoir) chips.
Given its compact and slim body, the ZenBook 14 has always favored U-series processors that function within a 15W envelope. Asus will probably refresh its ZenBook 14 fleet with new processors, and among the many options, there might be a model that leverages the Ryzen 7 4700U.
The Ryzen 7 4700U, which relies on the Zen 2 microarchitecture and 7nm FinFET node, pushes the boundary for a U-series offering with 8 cores, 16 threads, and 8MB of L3 cache. The octa-core part flexes a 2 GHz base clock and 4.1 GHz boost clock.
The Ryzen 7 4700U is flexible in terms of memory support. Laptop distributors can choose to pair the processor up with DDR4-3200 or LPDDR4-4266 memory. In Asus’ case, the ZenBook 14 seems to come with 16GB of the latter, which discards the possibility of future expansion.
On the iGPU side, the Ryzen 7 4700U contains seven Vega Compute Units (CUs) that tick as much as 1,600 MHz. Early benchmarks present that Renoir’s iGPU is decent. At any rate, Asus incorporates Nvidia’s GeForce MX350 for more firepower.