AMD has announced its new Ryzen 5000g processor series with integrated graphics. These processors were an upgrade on the previous generation of 4000g hardware using AMD’s latest Zen 3 cores along with Vega 8 integrated graphics. At the time those processors were only released for the pre-built systems market, with promises that retail versions would be available later in the year. AMD announces two Ryzen 5000g models for retail, which will hit the market worldwide on August 5.
AMD operates two lines of processors: those without integrated graphics, which are often aimed at higher-performance markets with a chiplet design, and those with integrated graphics that use more powerful versions of the equivalent mobile monolithic Silicon. We usually distinguish between the two by calling the former A CPU and the latter an APU, and AMD gives the latter easily identifiable product names because they all end up in a G, for graphics.
AMD has released several generations of APUs based on its Ryzen architecture:
Ryzen 2000G (Raven Ridge), built in 14nm Zen with Vega 11
Ryzen 3000G (Picasso), built in 12nm Zen + with Vega 11
Ryzen 4000G (Renoir), built in 7nm Zen 2 with Vega 8
Ryzen 5000G (Cezanne), built in 7nm Zen 3 with Vega 8
Names in parentheses are the official code names of each of the processors. Because these APUs use the same silicon as the equivalent mobile processors, these desktop parts have the same code name as the mobile variants.
Both 2000G and 3000g families were offered at retail, and the 3400g / 2400G were popular processors. On the contrary, we have never seen a formal retail launch of Ryzen 4000G. this product line was focused on the pre-designed market, especially for” professional”business use. AMD also stated at the launch that they would probably never be offered for retail. The only way to get them was to wait for the hardware to lose in the resale market or wait for some pre-designed vendors to order too many and sell them directly to end users. When the Ryzen 5000g family was formally announced, AMD was once again the pre-built market leader. What made that version different is that AMD also committed at the time to bring the line of processors to retail, so that end users could buy them on the shelves in the official packaging with a full warranty.
Of the six processors that were initially launched, two of them will go on sale on August 5. AMD claims a worldwide launch. The top processor coming to retail is the Ryzen 7 5700g, with eight cores and sixteen threads, with a suggested retail price of $359. This processor has a base frequency of 3.8 GHz, a single-core turbo frequency of 4.6 GHz and will allow full Vega 8 graphics at 2000 MHz.
The other processor is the Ryzen 5 5600g, with six cores and twelve threads, and a suggested retail price of.259. With a base frequency of 3.9 GHz and a single-core frequency of 4.4 GHz, this processor will allow 7 Vega integrated graphics computing units at 1900 MHz.
Being based on mobile cores, these processors will only have 16 MB of L3 cache, which is half the CPU variants without integrated graphics. Ironically, usually a larger L3 cache helps integrated graphics, but as we are using the same silicon for mobile processors and APUs, some concessions are made, especially for the mobile side, which is the largest market for this Silicon. If we put next to the Ryzen 5 5600X, the CPU, with Ryzen 5 5600g, we see many similarities. Both have six cores and 12 wires, both run at 65W, and both have 24 PCIe lanes.
However, there are also a number of differences. The 5600X CPU has an extra + 200 MHz on the turbo frequency, while the 5600G APU has + 200 on the base frequency and also has built-in graphics. In addition to this,the CPU has PCIe 4.0 instead of PCIe 3.0 and the CPU has twice the cache.
The price difference puts the 5600x as more expensive from 4 40, but it’s probably still the processor of choice for those who want a fast discrete graphics card system. For this comparison, there is no basic frequency difference, but the turbo is higher on the 5800X. the APU still has the integrated graphics, but it is only PCIe 3.0 outside the processor and not PCIe 4.0 as CPU. We still have the cache difference.
So the question is which would you prefer to have-100-200MHz of extra CPU frequency, double the L3 and PCIe 4.0 cache, or would you rather have built-in graphics? At a price spread of $90, now suddenly became interesting.