AMD's Ryzen 4000 APUs are faster than an Xbox One and PS4

AMD's Zen 2 Ryzen 4000 APUs (not to be confused with its next-gen Zen 3 Ryzen 4000 CPUs) are so capable with just their onboard 7nm Vega graphics cores, that they're more powerful than a first-generation Xbox One and PS4. While that may be expected considering the original Xbox One and PS4 are seven years old, but it shows how far the technology has come, when a single non-gaming APU can compete with a machine designed specifically to game.

The first-generation Xbox One and PS4 used a similar AMD APU technology, but were based on much older hardware. They utilized AMD's Jaguar CPU cores and a Graphics Core Next GPU core. Neither of these were AMD's peak hardware developments, especially compared with what we're seeing today. Ryzen has been a game changer for AMD and its latest-generation APUs combine a super powered GPU alongside its fastest CPU cores yet.

The Ryzen 4750G has more than 3.25 TFLOPs of performance on a single SoC, while the Xbox One and PS4 could only manage just over 1.5 and just under 2.0 TFLOPs a piece. That shows the kind of advancements we've seen in the CPU and GPU space in the last seven years. An equivalent performance in a gaming PC in 2013 would have meant a not insignificant dedicated GPU and CPU.

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