The new AMD Ryzen 8000G APU is up to 64% faster than its predecessor
January 23, 2024

The new AMD Ryzen 8000G APU is up to 64% faster than its predecessor

Benchmarking results of the latest generation of the AMD Ryzen 8000G APU series of processors have appeared in the Geekbench test database and include values ​​related to two Hawk Piont APU chips: the eight-core Ryzen 7 8700G and the six-core Ryzen 5 8600G. Both models demonstrate excellent single core and multi-core performance.

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G is the best model in the Hawk Point APU chip line and contains 8 cores executing 16 “threads”. It has 16 MB of shared L3 and 8 MB of L2 cache available (1 MB per core). The base operating frequency of this processor is 4.2 GHz and speeds up to a maximum of 5.1 GHz per single core. The average consumption is set at the level of 65 W.

This processor integrates a Radeon graphics core based on the RDNA 3 architecture with the designation Radeon 780M, which contains 12 computing units set to work at a frequency of 2900 MHz, which we must note, is the highest clock rate for solutions based on integrated graphics cores that rely on RDNA 3. architecture. The expected price of this Ryzen APU model is around 329 US$.

AMD Ryzen 8000G APU brings better performance and NPU hardware

For those who find it expensive, there is also a model for 6 Zen cores – AMD Ryzen 5 8600G. So, the processor arrives in a 6C/12T configuration and also has 16 MB of third-level cache memory shared by all present cores, but the amount of second-level cache memory is smaller and amounts to 6 MB in accordance with the smaller number of physical cores in this APU model.

This chip has a base frequency set at 4.3 GHz, while the maximum “boost” step extends to 5 GHz in the case of the individual fastest cores. Along with all these characteristics, there is information about the average electricity consumption of only 65 W.

The six-core version of the Hawk Point APU has a Radeon 760M edition of the integrated graphics adapter with 8 computing units and a frequency set to 2800 MHz. The expected price for this Ryzen APU is US$229.

Both APU processors were tested in combination with DDR5-6400 memory and in terms of performance they show a great improvement compared to the previous AMD Ryzen 5000G APU generation. A difference of 64% was recorded in the section of multi-core performance, while in the field of single-core speed tests, the difference was 37%. The stated values ​​refer to the comparison of the capabilities of the eight-core, Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 7 5700G APU models.

When it comes to comparing the six-core models, the Ryzen 5 8600G offers a 50% improvement over the Ryzen 7 5600G in the field of multiprocessor tests and 29% in the field of single-core performance.

It is interesting that both new APU models are only 5-10% slower in “single” and “multi core” tests than classic desktop processors from the Ryzen 7000X desktop series, which by the way work at higher frequencies and consume more current. The new AMD Ryzen APU processors from the 8000G series have currently the fastest iGPU editions, the performance of which almost reaches that of the older generation of discrete graphics cards such as: GTX 1060 or GTX 1650 GPU models. At the same time, these are the first APU desktop models that will come with an NPU unit for accelerating AI functions, reports wccftech.