AMD’s modern Ryzen APUs with integrated Radeon graphics have been a big hit with budget PC builders since their arrival, and they should be in hot demand given the untenable state of today’s graphics card market (go.pcworld.com/tdmk). But there hasn’t been a fresh DIY offering since the Ryzen 3 3200G’s release in 2019—until now, that is.
In April, AMD quietly announced a new generation of Ryzen 5000G desktop processors, including models that have significantly more cores than they did before. You might still be waiting a while to get your hands on one, though.
The Ryzen 5000G series—built around the “Cezanne” architecture that debuted in AMD’s excellent Ryzen 5000 Mobile chips (go.pcworld.com/xrz5)—will debut first in prebuilt computers by the likes of Dell and HP before rolling out in DIY retail form later this year, AnandTech (go.pcworld.com/anan) and Tom’s Hardware (go.pcworld.com/tmhd) report. Each of the three chips being introduced will come in 65 watt “G” and 35 watt “GE” varieties, with the latter offering lower base-clock frequencies:
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