AMD took the world by storm with the release of its Ryzen 5000 series CPUs last year, but one thing was missing. The lack of integrated graphics on AMD’s more expensive processors has been a point of criticism for a long time now. After all, the motherboards still include display ports connected to the CPU, so what gives? Well, AMD has heard those complaints and has now revealed a newly refreshed lineup of the Ryzen 5000 CPUs, suffixed by the ‘G-Series’. The only caveat – it’s not for DIY PC builders.
|Model||Cores/Thread||TDP (Watts)||Base/Boost Frequency|
|Ryzen 3 5300 GE||4/8||35W||3.6 GHz/ 4.2 GHz|
|Ryzen 3 5300 G||4/8||65W||4.0 GHz/4.2 GHz|
|Ryzen 5 5600 GE||6/12||35W|
|Ryzen 5 5600 G||6/12||65W||3.9 GHz/ 4.4 GHz|
|Ryzen 7 5700 GE||8/16||35W||3.2 GHz/ 4.6 GHz|
|Ryzen 7 5700 G||8/16||65W||3.8 GHz/ 4.6 GHz|
The new CPUs will only be available on OEM desktop systems, so that’s a bummer. Aside from that, this is an excellent option for gamers who don’t want to mess with building a PC.
The Ryzen 5000 G-Series comes with AMD’s onboard Radeon graphics and going by what we saw with the last-gen mobile CPUs they should suffice for entry-level gamers for esports titles. Another use case for these pre-built systems is content creation like light video or photo editing. The new chips have low power consumption, so they won’t require much in the way of cooling. Here’s what AMD claims the 5700G can do in content creation and synthetic benchmarks:
The Ryzen 5000 G-Series CPUs will be available on pre-built systems by third-party OEMs and directly from AMD. If you want to know more about the Zen 3 processors’ performance (sans integrated graphics), make sure to check out our review of the Ryzen 7 5800X.