Today, NEC has confirmed the AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition made its first existence inside Lavie N15 laptop. According to the listing spotted by @momomo_us, the Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition is an eight-core, 16-thread APU that likely belongs to Ryzen 4000 U-series codename Renoir family. Therefore, the 7nm octa-core processor should be based on the same Zen 2 CPU and Vega GPU microarchitectures.
AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition Specifications
|Processor||Cores / Threads||Base / Boost Clock (GHz)||L2 / L3 Cache (MB)||Graphics Cores||Graphics Frequency (MHz)||TDP (W)|
|Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition||8 / 16||1.8 / 4.2||?||?||?||?|
|Ryzen 7 4800U||8 / 16||1.8 / 4.2||4 / 8||8||1,750||15|
|Ryzen 7 4700U||8 / 8||2.0 / 4.1||4 / 8||7||1,600|
Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition comes with a 1.8 GHz base clock and 4.2 GHz boost clock. It’s still unclear if the Extreme Edition actually brings any noticeable benefits over the Ryzen 7 4800U. If the Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition doesn’t have higher clock speeds than its only advantage could be more thermal headroom to sustain the boost clock speeds for a longer period of time.