We already have with us the first AMD Ryzen 5000 G-Series APUs with Zen 3 cores manufactured in 7nm, a range of processors that will improve CPU performance considerably, but maintains its integrated Vega RDNA1 GPU.
This new range of processors will soon be available and will allow us, on compatible motherboards, to have good computing power and an integrated AMD Vega RDNA1 GPU. We will have to wait for the 6000 series to see these APUs with a RDNA2 GPU like the one we can find in the new Steam Deck, this 5000 series is undoubtedly an interesting improvement in CPU computation by the Zen 3 cores at 7nm, but they do not represent a considerable leap in graphics power.
The range of the new AMD Ryzen 5000 G-Series APUs is very similar to the current 3000 series in terms of processor versions. We find in its catalog the powerful G APUs with higher power consumption up to 65 W TPD and the low power consumption GE APUs that stay at 35W TPD focused on those looking for a quieter equipment without high graphics needs.
The stars of this new generation are on the one hand the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5700G APU with 8 Zen3 cores + 16 threads that integrates a Radeon Graphics GPU with 8 Vega cores and on the other hand we have the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G with 6 cores + 12 threads + GPU 7 cores. At the low end we have the AMD Ryzen 3 5300G which is left with 4 cores + 8 threads + GPU 7 cores.
As we can see in the performance data of the new AMD Ryzen 5000 G-Series APUs in terms of CPU we have a significant improvement in many of the tests performed thanks to the Zen 3 cores. On the other hand if we look at the GPU performance data we can see that we have a fairly linear performance increase over the 3000 series APUs.
Pricing and availability
- The new APUs will be launched on August 5.
- AMD Ryzen 7 5700G can be purchased on Amazon.com only for $369.99 (€380).
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600G can be purchased on Amazon.com only for $309.99 (€280).