AMD Ryzen R7-5700G and R5-5600G desktop APU processors have been unveiled on individual retail websites. According to the product pricing information obtained by Tom’s Hardware from North American and European retailers, it can be seen that the premium of the two APU SKUs is inevitable. This means that it may be difficult for the majority of PC DIY consumers to start with a more reasonable price in the initial stage of the market.
In terms of specifications, the Ryzen 5000G Cezanne desktop APU product line uses the Zen 3 core, which has previously appeared on the mainstream desktop/mobile Ryzen and EPYC server platforms. The three SKUs launched this time for the retail market include Ryzen R7-5700G, R5-5600G, and R3-5300G. Judging from the quotations of many retailers shared by Tom’s Hardware, the current market prices are generally higher than the official suggested retail prices.
For example, the North American retailer PC Canada’s R7-5700G is quoting US$403 (approximately 2612 RMN), with a premium of about 12%. Secondly, the price of R5-5600G on DirectDial is 303 US dollars, with a premium of about 17%. The situation for European retailers is similar, although the premium is less than 10%. As for whether it will return to a reasonable price range after a few weeks of listing, it is currently unknown.
In fact, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are also working hard to obtain two desktop APUs, R7-5700G and R5-5600G, before they are widely introduced to the retail market. Unfortunately, AMD has not disclosed how many Zen 3 Cezanne desktop APUs it has provided to global distributors. However, it is speculated that the supply in the initial stage of the listing should be quite tight.
As one of the high-end models, R7-5700G has 8C/16T, 4MB L3 + 16 MB L3 cache, base frequency 3.8GHz/acceleration up to 4.6GHz, and thermal design power (TDP) of 65W. In addition, R7-5700G also integrates 8 CU / 512 stream processors, a Vega core display with a frequency of about 2000 MHz. The 35W R7-5700GE has similar specifications, but the base frequency is reduced to 3.2GHz (the acceleration is still 4.6GHz), and the official guide price is 359 US dollars.
R5-5600G is a mid-range mainstream model, with 6C/12T, 3MB L3 + 16MB L3 cache, base frequency 3.9GHz/acceleration up to 4.4GHz, thermal design power consumption 65W, and the official guide price is 259 US dollars. In addition to the integrated Vega 7 core display with 448 stream processors and a frequency of 1900 MHz, AMD also prepared a 35W R5-5600GE model. The biggest difference is that the base frequency has been reduced to 3.4GHz (the acceleration is still 4.4GHz).
It is worth mentioning that the R5-5700G has significant performance advantages over the Core i7-11700, with a content creation speed of 63% higher, a 28% increase in productivity, and a 60% faster calculation speed. As for the graphics performance, it is also 2.45 times that of the Xe core display integrated on the Rocket Lake desktop processor.