This year has been tough on PC enthusiasts all over the world. The semiconductor shortages have led to a multifold increase in GPU prices in every corner of the planet. Recently, AMD has unveiled its Ryzen 5000 CPU and APU lineup.
If you want a decent integrated GPU that can actually play some of the modern titles at an acceptable framerate, then the Ryzen 5000 APUs with Vega 8 do offer a viable option. Even though the APUs do not come close anywhere to a dedicated graphic card, it’s still better than what Intel and the rest of the competition has to offer.
Following the success of the Ryzen 4000 series, which was OEM exclusive, AMD has clarified that the Ryzen 5000 series will be available for consumers sometime later this year. Initially, the Ryzen 5000G series will be available only for select pre-built systems.
The availability of Ryzen 5000G APUs might be welcomed by casual gamers who just want to play some online games at decent framerates. The Ryzen 5000 series is based on the same Zen 3 architecture with some improvements in terms of clock speed and latency.
AMD Ryzen 5000 series
While there are a lot of CPUs and APUs in the Ryzen 5000 series, initially, it will consist of three major parts. The Ryzen chips will consist of four core CPUs, the Ryzen 5 chips will be powered by 6 six cores while the Ryzen 7 chips will have eight cores.
AMD has also said that they are planning to release the lower TDP Ryzen 5000 GE series as well. The entry level processor, the Ryzen 3 5300G will consume a mere 65W whereas its Ryzen 3 5300GE counterpart is rated at just 35W.
If claims made by AMD are true, then the Ryzen 5700G is said to be 35 to 80 percent faster than the Intel Core i7-10700 in terms of productivity and benchmarks. The company also says that the APUs are capable of delivering more than 30 fps in some modern day titles such as Metro Exodus, Civilization VI and even Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
It is certainly a lucrative option for gamers who don’t mind playing a few titles at acceptable fps while waiting for GPU prices to go down.