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.
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The use of Vega Cores is probably due to supply shortage across the supply chain. Using RDNA gpu cores in the apus would add more strain on TSMCs production capacity for 7 nm.
These cpus are designed years in advance. They wouldn't be able to change fabs on a dime because of an unforseen pandemic
We're talking about integrated graphics, bro. AMD's Ryzen 5 3400G is miles ahead of Intel's integrated despite the fact it's almost 21 months old. Looking forward to what AMD's new APU lineup brings, especially the top end
@KingBomp Yes, I'm aware. Haven't been following tech news lately. So was making a rough guess presuming it was a chiplet design. Since wafers are dependent on supply of materials. It would make sense to use 7nm for the CPU chiplets and the GPU die on another process like the io die. A quick search looks like a monolithic die not a chiplet design.
So 7 nm GPU cores would be extremely potent graphically for a igpu.
If you follow leaks this is no surprise, AMD will first use RDNA2 with their new 9W mobile APU line (VanGogh) that will also use Zen2 and LPDDR5, then only in 2022 we will get 6nm Zen3+ APUs with RDNA2 and LPDDR5/DDR5 on mobile and desktop.
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