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AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Series
There is little doubt that AMD produces the fastest mainstream processors primed for a modern PC build. Ryzen after Ryzen has extended AMD's performance lead through a combination of more cores and higher IPC from one generation to the next. Right now, the Ryzen 9 5950X offers 16 cores and 32 threads imbued with the latest Zen 3 architecture, representing serious firepower that was preserve of workstation PC just one generation ago.
Rival Intel tends to include integrated graphics with most of its desktop processors. Citing advantages such as improved video encoding support and ability to run systems without the need for a discrete graphics card, there exists tangible reasons why system integrators still favour the Intel Core option for mid-priced builds.
It seems sensible AMD would leverage Radeon graphics know-how and build high-performance processors with cutting-edge CPU qualities and best-in-class graphics. These chips already exist in the laptop market and duly amalgamate Zen 3 CPU cores with proven Radeon graphics.
Understanding there's an opportunity in the traditional desktop market for such processors, particularly for users looking at small-form-factor systems that typically cannot accommodate large, discrete graphics cards, today sees the retail reveal of the AMD Ryzen 5000G Series.
Desktop AMD Ryzen 5000G-series product range
|Model||Cores / Threads||TDP||L3 Cache||Base Clock||Turbo Clock||Process||PCIe||Graphics||Package||Price||Ryzen 7 5700G||8 / 16||65W||16MB||3.8GHz||4.6GHz||7nm||24||512 cores||AM4||$359|
|Ryzen 5 5600G||6 / 12||65W||16MB||3.9GHz||4.4GHz||7nm||24||448 cores||AM4||$259|
|Ryzen 3 5300G||4 / 8||65W||8MB||4.0GHz||4.2GHz||7nm||24||384 cores||AM4||OEM|
Two chips make it to retail - Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G. A third, known as Ryzen 3 5300G, remains exclusive to select OEM builders.
Armed with Zen 3 cores working at decent frequencies, CPU-side performance ought to be robust. The graphics portion, meanwhile, leverages established RX Vega graphics in either an 8-CU, 512-core or 7-CU, 448-core configuration.
AMD has built these chips by effectively repackaging the mobile-optimised processors known as Cezanne, rather than tack integrated graphics on the latest slew of Vermeer-based CPUs.
Going down this route means the conduit between the processor and system is PCIe 3.0 - desktop Ryzen 5000 Series runs with the latest PCIe 4.0 for double the bandwidth. This is no problem for most, though users wanting to adopt the very latest PCIe NVMe SSDs will find these G Series chips lacking in absolute speed.
A second point of note is that 5000G Series carry a maximum of 16MB of L3 cache, ostensibly to save space for the integrated graphics on the die. Compare this with 32MB of L3 cache on, for example, the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X. In practise, this will lead to 5000G Series chips being not quite as fast as their latest-gen desktop brethren in taxing applications such as gaming.
5000G Series will work on a wide range of established AM4 motherboards, though AMD recommends using them with either the B550 or X570 chipsets. Most board manufacturers have the relevant supporting firmware in place for the Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G.
Leading review websites have taken an in-depth look at the performance of the Ryzen 7 5700G, so let's present a few graphs for your perusal.
Evaluating the CPU performance potential by taxing all cores in the demanding Cinebench R20 multi-thread benchmark, we see that Ryzen 7 5700G is a solid performer at its £329 price point. Any score above 5,000 marks indicates a premium powerhouse computing experience.
Run with a discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE card, the Ryzen 7 5700G is able to hold its own compared to numerous IGP-less Ryzen processors.
Yet the real reason why some may choose to run with this chip over others is its baked-in IGP from the Radeon family. Offering up to twice the framerate as the best from rival Intel, AMD remains a step ahead.
Ryzen 7 5700G is an ideal candidate for anyone needing a high-performance processor with baked-in graphics. Suitable for small-form-factor systems through the presence of the IGP alongside restrained power consumption, it has all the hallmarks for inclusion in a petite yet powerful small-form-factor PC.
Ever wanted the latest Zen 3 technology in a chip that doesn't need a discrete graphics card? There's nothing better than the Ryzen 7 5700G.
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