AMD is starting shipping its Ryzen 5000G APUs to manufacturers and home improvement enthusiasts who hope to get their hands on the processors later this year. The Ryzen 5000G series currently comprises six models, from the entry-level Ryzen 3 to the high-end model Ryzen 7 5700G, which is configured with eight cores and 16 threads and has a base clock rate of 3.8 GHz, which is up to 4.6 can reach GHz and has a maximum TDP of 65W.
In addition to the Ryzen 7 5700G, the other models of the Ryzen 5000G family from AMD include the Ryzen 7 5700GE, the Ryzen 5 5600G, the Ryzen 5 5600GE, the Ryzen 3 5300G and the Ryzen 3 5300GE. Of these models, the Ryzen 7 5700G, Ryzen 5 5600G, and Ryzen 3 5300G have a maximum TDP of 65W, while the Ryzen 7 5700GE, Ryzen 5 5600GE, and Ryzen 3 5300GE are low-power models with a maximum TDP of 35W .
It should be noted that AMD compared its processors to the older 10th generation Intel CPUs rather than the newer 11th generation processors with better Intel Xe graphics. The Ryzen 7 5700G is 38% faster at content creation, 35% better at productivity tasks, and 80% better at general computing performance than an Intel Core i7-10700. This emerges from AMD's own metrics in a report published by Guru3D.
The company announced that these processors will be arriving on pre-built systems "in the coming weeks".
The Ryzen 5000G APU was previously known by the code name Cezanne. These processors are based on the 7 nm Zen 3 microarchitecture as well as integrated integrated Vega graphics. The Ryzen 7 5700G will have an integrated Radeon GPU with eight graphics cores or 512 stream processors, which will operate at a frequency of 2.0 GHz, for example, while the Ryzen 3 5300G will have an integrated GPU with six graphics cores.
Pricing information was not immediately available as these processors are first routed to pre-built systems from PC manufacturers and we expect AMD to provide pricing details when the chips are available for consumers to purchase.
With the global semiconductor shortage plaguing the CPU and GPU markets, it is unclear whether AMD's latest 5000G series APUs will be well stocked. Given that the previous generation Ryzen 4000 APUs were only available on pre-built systems, AMD's home improvement expansion of the Ryzen 5000G is good news for gamers looking to build their own rigs instead of investing in a pre-configured machine.