AMD Announces Ryzen 5000G and PRO 5000G Desktop APU Processors

AMD today announced the launch of its first Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors with integrated graphics, under the Ryzen 5000G and Ryzen Pro 5000G lines. These processors are based on the 7 nm “Cezanne” silicon, featuring up to 8 CPU cores based on the “Zen 3” microarchitecture, an iGPU based on the “Vega” graphics architecture with up to 8 compute units, but updated display- and media-acceleration engines; 512 KB of L2 cache per core, and 16 MB of L3 cache that’s shared between all eight cores. Built-in the Socket AM4 package, the processors are compatible with AMD 500-series chipset motherboards. The chips feature PCI-Express Gen 3 downstream I/O.

AMD Announces Ryzen 5000G and PRO 5000G Desktop APU ProcessorsThe consumer Ryzen 5000G series include the Ryzen 7 5700G, and the Ryzen 5 5600G. The 5700G features an 8-core/16-thread CPU, clock speeds of 3.80 GHz, with up to 4.60 GHz boost, and all 8 iGPU compute units being unlocked with up to 2.00 GHz engine clocks. The 5600G, on the other hand, has a 6-core/12-thread CPU clocked at 3.90 GHz, with up to 4.40 GHz boost, and 7 iGPU compute units with up to 1.90 GHz engine clocks. Both chips have their TDP rated at 65 W. AMD claims that the 5700G beats the Core i7-11700 in a variety of content creation and iGPU gaming tasks, as shown in the graphs below; and the iGPU is capable of 1080p e-sports gaming. The 5700G is priced at USD $359, and the 5600G goes for $259. Both chips are available from August 5, 2021.

AMD Announces Ryzen 5000G and PRO 5000G Desktop APU ProcessorsMoving on to the commercial desktop processor segment, and AMD launched three Ryzen Pro 5000G series processors. These chips are nearly identical to the consumer 5000G, but with two categories based on TDP—the 65 W Pro 5000G series, and the 35 W Pro 5000GE series. The chips feature additional security features, including AMD Shadow Stack technology, Secured-core PC, and FIPS 140-3 certification. The chips also feature AMD Pro management features, a set of features similar to Intel vPro.

Among the Pro 5000G series are the 8-core/16-thread Pro 5750G; the 6-core/12-thread Pro 5650G, and the 4-core/8-thread Pro 5350G, with their 35-Watt counterparts, the 5750GE, 5650GE, and 5350GE, respectively. The Pro 5750G is clocked at 3.80 GHz with up to 4.60 GHz boost, while the 5650G does 3.90 GHz with up to 4.40 GHz boost, and the 5350G does 4.00 GHz, with up to 4.20 GHz boost. The “GE” SKUs on average lower the nominal clock speeds by 400-800 MHz, and feature aggressive power management to achieve the power target. The company didn’t release pricing for the Pro SKUs as they’re sold exclusively in the commercial desktop segment, via OEMs.

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