CES 2024: AMD Announces Ryzen 8000 G-Series Processors for AM5, Expands AM4 Lineup
AM5 processors with RDNA3 graphics and a new X3D option for AM4
AMD has unveiled a number of new desktop options, adding a total of eight new SKUs – four each for AM5 and the older AM4 platform. The products include the new Ryzen 8000 G-Series for AM5, which combine Zen4 cores with RDNA3 graphics up to the Radeon 780M.
With their modest 65-watt TDPs these new APUs (as AMD once called them) have quite a bit to offer without requiring a beefy cooler or powerful PSU, and will no doubt be featured in some (relatively) low-cost AM5 builds. So, how much will the top-end Ryzen 7 8700G with Radeon 780M graphics cost you? Let’s examine this table:
At $329 USD a build with the highest SKU will get a bit pricey once an AM5 motherboard and DDR5 are factored in, but there are some very interesting possibilities with a part like this for small form-factor (and maybe even fanless) integration.
Also revealed is a new X3D processor for socket AM4, with the Ryzen 7 5700X3D an 8-core/16-thread option just like the 5800X3D, but with lower clocks (base 3 GHz, up to 4.1 GHz boost).
At $249 USD this might just be a go-to gaming chip for budget builds in 2024, and it goes on sale January 31. This lower-clocked, lower-priced 5800X3D variant was not the only AM4 processor revealed, as there will also be three 65W SKUs added to the lineup on the same date:
To add in even more editorial commentary to what should be a simple news post, with these lower AM4 prices, and especially with that new $249 Ryzen 7 5700X3D, I think 2024 will remain a great year to build with AMD’s older platform.