OEM No Longer AS Of August
When we first discussed the new Ryzen 3 based Ryzen 7 5700G APU it was an OEM only part, though we expected it would find it’s way onto the retail market. It is scheduled for release some time in August, hopefully remaining in stock long enough for those that want on to be able to pick on up. Its contains Vega 8 GPUs and due the non-chiplet design of the mobile Cezanne die something had to go, in this case it was half the L3 cache which reduces the total to 16MB.
That cache reduction shows in the benchmarks done with a discrete GPU installed, which is worth keeping in mind if you planned on using this chip in a new build that will one day have a GPU installed in it. When you look at the performance of just the iGPU, it does stomp all over Intel’s i7-11700 however you aren’t going to be enjoying AAA titles at 1080p. The performance is quite comparable to the old Radeon RX 550, so if you drop every option to low you will get a playable result in some, but not all games.
The Ryzen 7 5700G is an 8-core, 16-thread processor based on the Zen 3 architecture. It used to be OEM only but it's now landing on retail as well, sporting Radeon integrated graphics. So is it any good?