What you need to know
- Details about AMD's Ryzen 5000G-series desktop APUs have leaked online.
- The APUs are likely based on AMD's Zen 3 architecture.
- The Ryzen 5000G series appears to use AMD's integrated Vega GPU cores.
Details about AMD's Ryzen 5000G-series desktop APUs appear to have leaked online. The leaks come from Twitter user "momomo_us" and show off three different Ryzen APUs. Based on the leaks, the new APUs are based on AMD's Zen 3 architecture and use AMD's integrated Vega GPU cores.
Here are the leaked specs, which should be taken with a grain of salt.
|Processor||Cores||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L3 cache|
|Ryzen 7 5700G||8||3.8GHz||4.6GHz||16MB|
|Ryzen 5 5600G||6||3.9GHz||4.4GHz||16MB|
|Ryzen 3 5300G||4||4.0GHz||4.2GHz||8MB|
As Neowin highlights, the Ryzen 5000G APUs are likely based on AMD's Zen 3 architecture. The lineup also likely utilizes AMD's integrated Vega GPU cores, which appear to top out at 8 cores.
Some will be disappointed to see that these APUs utilize AMD's Vega technology, rather than moving to the company's RDNA 2 architecture. While the Vega technology is older at this point, these APUs should be able to power the best PC games.
RDNA is a substantial upgrade over Vega (GCN - Graphics Core Next), allowing AMD to extract more performance out of the processor and allow for ray tracing and other new features. This architecture is what produced the RX 5000 series of GPUs. RDNA 2 came with Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, as well as RX 6000 series GPUs. RDNA 3 is expected sometime later this year, pushing it even further, so we'd like to see RDNA hitting APUs in the not-so-distant future.