It’s been a long time coming, but we’ll finally get a couple of APUs with AMD Zen 3 technology that are capable of playing. The Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G will be available on August 5 and will cost $ 359 and $ 259 respectively.
They will incorporate it into the existing 400 and 500 series motherboards and offer pretty decent performance numbers for the look of things. And in case you’re wondering, yes, they do include refrigerators and are also overclockable.
While its previous generation of APUs, led by the Ryzen 5 3400G, focused primarily on 720p gaming for smooth frame rates, this new generation has 1080p performance. AMD highlighted this in a briefing prior to Computex's announcement that Hi-Rez Sutdios' Rogue Company managed an average of 78 fps at 1080P using high settings.
Not bad for integrated graphics.
Nor could it fail to overshadow Intel’s offerings, with some comparisons to the Core i7 11700 showing that the Ryzen 7 5700G offered twice as much performance as Warframe and Fortnite.
In case you're wondering, this Intel chip uses Intel's UHD Graphics 750 silicon, not the more recently developed Xe cores, which you still can't get on your desktop. Similarly, these new APUs also do not use AMD's latest RDNA 2 architecture, not even RDNA 1, although they are decisive Vega parts.
|Ryzen 7 5700G||Ryzen 5 5600G|
|Nuclei / sons||8/16||6/12|
|Base clock||3.8 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|Max Boost watch||4.6 GHz||4.4 GHz|
|Total L2 cache||4 MB||3 MB|
|Total L3 cache||16 MB||16 MB|
|Graphic kernel count||8 CU||7 CU|
|Graphic frequency||2.0 GHz||1.9 GHz|
|PCI Express version||3.0||3.0|
All the full specs of the chips allow for good reading, but are competitive with what AMD currently has, with one major exception: like its mobile peers, these two APUSs are limited to supporting PCIe 3.0 and not PCIe 4.0 anymore. recently. The latest next-generation NVMe SSDs will continue to work, but will not reach their full potential with these chips and will be limited to 3,500 MB / s.
Still, this hassle aside, they seem like good options for anyone who wants to build a gaming machine on a budget. The 5700G with 8 computing units capable of running at 2.0 GHz would be the preference here, of course, although it may be the way to go 7 CU at 1.9 GHz for $ 100 less. We’ll have to see when we get them on our test teams.
AMD announced these chips in April, but at the time they were only available to OEMs. Then there was a third chip, the Ryzen 5 5300G, an 8-wire 4-wire APU with 6 CUs, but it seems to have been cut. It's a shame, because that would have been the most affordable option.
August 5th suddenly feels very far away.