AMD continues to expand its line of Ryzen 5000 processors by introducing the G-series line that is meant for desktops. These new processors come with an integrated GPU that is based on AMD’s Vega 8 platform.
While the integrated GPUs are not as groundbreaking as team Red’s current Radeon 6000 series GPUs, but they should give enough oomph for handling mid-range games like Overwatch and Fortnite in 1080p. Even if the Radeon integrated graphics can handle gaming and several multimedia tasks, you can opt to add an external GPU in the future when needed.
The desktop-focused processors consist of six APUs: three of them have a 65w TDP to handle more powerful machines, while the other three come with a 35w TDP for better power efficiency. Both lines will consist of the 8-core Ryzen 7 5700G/GE, 6-core Ryzen 5 5600G/GE, and 4-core Ryzen 3 5300G/GE. All six APUs are manufactured using a 7nm process and AMD’s Zen 3 architecture.
When it comes to the integrated GPU, the Ryzen 7 5700G has 8 GPU compute units and runs at a 2Ghz clock speed. For the entry-level Ryzen 3 5300G, you get 6 GPU compute units that run at 1.7Ghz. While people might point out that they have less GPU cores than the Ryzen 3000 G-series, the Ryzen 5000 G-series is still better because of their higher clock speeds. Like the processors, the integrated GPU is based on a 7nm process.
Other features include 24 lanes of PCIe 3.0, support for DDR4-3200 RAM, and 16MB of L3 cache. It will also support X570, B550, and A520 motherboards, though those using X470 and B450 motherboards might get support too depending on the manufacturer.
Like the previous-generation Ryzen 4000 G-series (of which AMD did not do a formal launch announcement), the Ryzen 5000 G-series will be available for pre-built OEM systems initially. However, AMD promises to make them available to customers intending to build their own machines later this year.