AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Cezanne Desktop APU

HP conveniently leaks upcoming AMD RYZEN 5000 APU Specs

Thanks to HP Mexico, we now know there’s three AMD Ryzen 5000 ‘Cezanne’ APUs- the Ryzen 7 5700G, the Ryzen 5 5600G and the Ryzen 3 5300G. These CPUs were listed as processor options for its HP Pavilion TG01-2003NS Gaming Desktop. It is not certain if these are OEM specific or also available in the retail market. But looking at the model numbers and the previous generation APU’s SKU, it is safe to say these should be available in the retail market. The listing is taken down, for now.

Ryzen 5000 APUs’ three variants

Based on the convenient leak, The Ryzen 7 5700G is based on eight-core/ 16-threads with 16MB L3 Cache clocked at 3.8/ 4.6 GHz. The mid-range APU Ryzen 5 5600G is a six-core/ 12-thread variant with 16MB L3 cache clocked at 3.9 GHz/ 4.4 GHz. The Ryzen 3 5300G is the base version but has simultaneous multi-threading enabled on all four cores. The other specs are at 8MB L3 Cache with a 4 GHz/ 4.2 GHz base clock.

What we don’t know if this includes PCIe 4.0 lanes- or how many. AMD APUs typically have much lesser PCIe lanes and native I/O options compared to their CPU offerings. AMD mainstream Ryzen CPUs don’t have on-chip Radeon graphics. But it makes up for it with multiple PCIe lanes and native I/O options. If AMD can provide enough PCIe 4.0 lanes, those who wish to have full-fledged CPUs with on-chip graphics may be tempted to get these.

It is speculated that these APUs will probably use VEGA 8, Vega 7 and VEGA 5 on-chip graphics. All these APUs are expected to be 65-watt TDP. But since these specs are available on prebuilt, it shouldn’t be too long until its release.

Do people make purchase decisions based on on-chip graphics for desktop CPUs?

The absence of on-chip graphics is not a deal-breaker for most users. It is something that a sizeable market prefers to have but not at the cost of significantly reduced PCIe lanes. But there would be those who would like to buy a new setup while carrying over their older GPU. There are those who will keep using on-chip graphics until the discrete GPU’s pricing is sane enough. It is hard to quantify the size of this userbase and understand if this influences a purchaser’s decision since all Intel mainstream CPUs are with on-chip graphics with an exception of the KF series.

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