AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
Linux Format|October 2021
The AMD APU makes a more-than-welcome return for Chris Szewczyk.
Chris Szewczyk
SPECS

Socket: AM4

Arch: 64-bit, Zen 3

Cores: Eight

Threads: 16

Process: TSMC 7nm

Clock: 3.8GHz (boost 4.6GHz)

Cache: 512KB L1, 4MB L2, 16MB L3

Memory: DDR43200, two-channel

GPU: RX Vega 8 Graphics

Compute units: Eight

GPU cores: 512

PCIe: v3.0

TDP: 65W

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs has been well received, though, like every other manufacturer of CPUs and graphics cards, AMD has been affected by wider semiconductor market issues. Limited supply meant that production priority was given to the high-end chips in both the red team’s CPU and GPU stacks. That means we haven’t seen any affordable Zen 3-based CPUs – at least not in the retail market.

This doesn’t necessarily change today with the introduction of the ‘Cezanne’ family of APUs, which combines its strong Zen 3 architecture with capable Vega-based integrated graphics, and are the first in the retail market since the release of the Zen+ based 3200G and 3400G in mid-2019.

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