Posted on Wednesday, April 14 2021 @ 10:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Without a lot of fanfare, AMD released a number of Ryzen 5000G series APUs for the desktop market. Made on a 7nm TSMC node, the six new Ryzen 5000G APUs combine up to eight Zen 3-based cores with Vega 8 integrated graphics. There are 24 PCI Express 3.0 lanes and support for DDR4-3200 memory. There are three parts with a 35W TDP and another three models with a 65W TDP.
The fastest version is the Ryzen 7 5700G, an eight-core, sixteen-threaded APU with a 3.8GHz base clock, 4.6GHz Turbo, 8 GPU CUs clocked at 2GHz, and a 65W TDP.
Retail launch coming later this year
At the moment, the Ryzen 5000G series is exclusively offered to AMD's OEM partners. However, AMD did promise it would do a retail release of the Ryzen 5000G APUs sometime later this year. Previously, AMD did not sell APUs for the DIY desktop market, but perhaps the firm changed its mind due to the widespread shortages of GPUs. It's not an ideal solution -- but gamers could buy a processor with integrated graphics and wait until more affordable discrete video cards are in stock again.
New OEM-only CPUs too
At the same time, AMD also added two new CPUs for the OEM market. There is the eight-core, sixteen-threaded Ryzen 7 5800 with 3.4GHz base clock and 4.6GHz Turbo, and the Ryzen 9 5900. The latter is a 12-core chip with 24 threads, 3.0GHz base clock, and 4.7GHz Turbo.