AMD has elected to offer new APUs for DIY builders. The consumer Ryzen 5000G series include the Ryzen 7 5700G, and the Ryzen 5 5600G. It is not known if the lower cost R3 5300 will find its way into retail markets. You can expect the Ryzen 5 5600G to retail at around $250 US while the Ryzen 3 5300G would target the $150 US price range. The top R7 5700G model will probably retail at $350.

The 5700G features an 8-core/16-thread CPU, clock speeds of 3.80 GHz, with up to 4.60 GHz boost, and all 8 iGPU compute units being unlocked with up to 2.00 GHz engine clocks.

The 5600G, on the other hand, has a 6-core/12-thread CPU clocked at 3.90 GHz, with up to 4.40 GHz boost, and 7 iGPU compute units with up to 1.90 GHz engine clocks.

Both chips have their TDP rated at 65 W.  They are both designed for B550 and X570 based motherboards.

Many who use an APU for a media center will find the Ryzen 7 5700G, and the Ryzen 5 5600G to be excellent options. Both can also handle video transcoding easily as well.


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