The integrated graphics on the Ryzen 5 8600G deliver performance on par with the GTX 1060
January 4, 2024

The integrated graphics on the Ryzen 5 8600G deliver performance on par with the GTX 1060

GPU tests of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 8600G APU processor have appeared in the Geekbench database, giving us an idea of ​​how powerful and usable the integrated graphics core on the new generation APU processor really is. The new Ryzen 5 APU was tested in the Geekbench 6.2.2 Vulkan version of the popular benchmarking program and achieved results almost identical to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 desktop graphics card. It is true that it is a seven-year-old model, but this is certainly a nice achievement for an iGPU processor.

Benchmarking results suggest that the Ryzen 5 8600G integrates a mid-range Radeon 760M graphics core, which is set to operate at a very respectable frequency value of 2.8 GHz. Today’s generation of Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards in OC mode reaches the same value. However, the difference is that the aforementioned Radeon 760M is an iGPU that does not have its own memory, but shares a part of the system RAM to perform graphics operations. The new AMD Ryzen 5 8600G has a built-in dual-channel memory controller which, in the case of this test, was paired with 2×16 GB of DDR5-6000 memory in order to achieve maximum results and use the capabilities of the integrated graphics core.

The Ryzen 5 8600G delivers GPU performance on par with a single GTX 1060 graphics card

The Ryzen 5 8600G processor achieved a result of 30770 points in the Vulkan test and 24842 points in the OpenCL “benchmarking”. Both results are respectably good for an integrated graphics core, especially in the future perspective of the popularity of APU chips. Namely, based on these data, Radeon 760M is by a small margin better than Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards, which we believe are still used by many people in their computers today.

At the same time, this Radeon 760M desktop version of the integrated graphics on the new Ryzen 5 8600G beat the classic mobile iGPU 760M version of the same name, both in Vulkan and OpenCL tests. According to some earlier information, the Radeon 760M should have 8 computing clusters containing 512 execution units. Only the Radeon 780M model with 12 computing clusters and 768 “stream” processors is stronger than it. However, since it is a desktop iGPU solution in the case of the Radeon 760M, due to the presence of better cooling, it is allowed to draw more electricity and achieve higher operating frequencies, thus approaching the maximum “boost” limits, reports tomshardware.

Because of everything, it is easy to assume that the AMD Ryzen 5 8600G could become the legitimate gaming ruler of all those who do not have enough money to purchase a separate graphics card. Considering the fact that the level of performance of a GeForce GTX 1060 is still sufficient for many of today’s games, especially if you play at lower resolutions and less demanding graphic details. This is no stranger to many of today’s most popular Battle Royal titles. The new AMD Ryzen 5 8600G APU should be presented at the CES 2024 consumer electronics fair that will take place these days (January 9-12) in Las Vegas, USA.