From AMD comes the official announcement of the new AMD Ryzen 5000G desktop APUs, chips that now incorporate Zen 3 cores and improve the performance of their integrated Vega GPUs.
As already leaked on several occasions these new Ryzen 5000G APUs feature Zen 3 cores manufactured in 7 nm process, an interesting performance improvement as we saw in the Ryzen 5000 CPUs for desktop. In the graphics section, however, there are no significant improvements, as we continue with a solution based on the current Vega GPUs, although we have certain performance improvements associated with the optimization of the architecture.
Among the new range of processors as we can see we have two product lines, on the one hand the high power consumption up to 65 W which have the powerful Ryzen 7 5700G with 8 threads and 16 threads with speeds 3.8 / 4.6 GHz, the Ryzen 5 5600G with 6 threads and 12 threads with speeds 3.9 / 4.4 GHz and the entry model Ryzen 3 5300G with 4 threads and 8 threads with speeds 3.6 / 4.2 GHz.
In the low power line with only 35 W we have the range of Ryzen 5000GE processors that logically lower the performance of the base clock to contain power consumption, in the point turbo speed we do have the maximum speed, but will be limited in maximum performance. They are also very interesting for use in HTPC or areas that are not for gaming.
In the graphics section we have the Vega GPUs, identical to the previous generation, we will have some improvement in performance thanks to the 7 nm and support for higher RAM speed that are very grateful to the APUs, but we can not expect miracles. As we had already mentioned in the leaks, the connectivity of these APUs remains in PCIe Gen 3.0, if we want PCIe Gen 4 we will have to go to desktop processors.
All that remains to be seen is the price and availability date of these new APUs. Processors that have suffered several delays due to manufacturing restrictions and the lack of competition in the sector, although now it seems that Intel is facing the Tiger Lake with Xe GPUs as we saw in our analysis of that platform. If we are expecting to buy an AMD 5000 APU, we must keep in mind that we will need a motherboard with AMD A520/B550/X570 controllers and a lot of patience, because they will be very scarce.