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posted by martyb on Tuesday April 13 2021, @05:33PM   Printer-friendly

AMD has announced "Cezanne" desktop APUs with Zen 3 cores and Vega integrated graphics:

AMD has officially launched its next-generation Ryzen 5000G APUs codenamed Cezanne which features the brand new Zen 3 core architecture. The AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs are aimed at the consumer segment with an initial supply coming to OEM PCs first and later heading out to the gaming & mainstream DIY segment.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G will be the flagship offering within the lineup. It will feature 8 cores and 16 threads. The clock speeds are reported at a 3.8 GHz base and a 4.6 GHz boost. The CPU will carry a total of 16 MB L3 and 4 MB L2 cache with the TDP being set at 65W. The APU will also carry a Vega integrated GPU with 8 CUs or 512 stream processors running at clock speeds around 2.0 GHz. The 35W Ryzen 7 5700GE will feature the same specs but reduced core clocks of 3.2 GHz base and 4.6 GHz boost. The CPU should retail at around $350-$400 US.

Unlike the previous-generation "Renoir" desktop APUs, these processors should eventually see a retail release, but will only be offered by OEMs for now.

AMD has also launched OEM-only Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 CPUs with lower TDPs and clock speeds than their X counterparts.

Also at AnandTech.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by takyon on Wednesday April 14 2021, @05:24AM (1 child)

    by takyon (881) <> on Wednesday April 14 2021, @05:24AM (#1137319) Journal

    If you already have a 3800X and a GPU, you might want to stick with that until the AM5 socket appears. Zen 4 is widely expected to include RDNA2 integrated graphics instead of eschewing graphics: [] []

    Zen 4 Ryzen will have DDR5, probably PCIe 5.0 (SSDs are already maxing out PCIe 4.0 x4 []), iGPU somewhere (maybe on the I/O chiplet), likely 24 cores maximum (some fear it will max out at 16 cores again, as if that isn't enough). I'm hoping to see gigabytes of DRAM (L4 cache) stacked on the I/O chiplet. Finally, it could have AVX-512 support, maybe only on Epyc.

    The reason for adding graphics cores, other than matching Intel's wider availability of integrated graphics, could be to add machine learning acceleration to more products. AMD roadmaps show "CVML" which is likely a reference to "computer vision and machine learning". If "Van Gogh" (~9W TDP mobile) gets announced soon, we could learn more about it then.

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  • (Score: 2) by stretch611 on Wednesday April 14 2021, @07:47AM

    by stretch611 (6199) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 14 2021, @07:47AM (#1137347)

    Thanks for the info.

    And yes, you are correct, I am better off waiting. Between the current shortage and the fact that I have a great gaming machine built around that 3800x (nVidia RTX 2070Super w/8GB VRAM, 64GB System RAM, 1 TB nVme drive) I am likely to wait at least another 18 months to build a new rig, if not 24-30.

    These new processors do sound sweet; they do sound drool worthy.

    But, I have been building my own PC since college (and those were PC-XT compatibles) I have learned that next years components are always better, and usually cheaper too (though not this year with the chips shortage). So, I will likely wait until one of my games actually take a meaningful performance hit on my machine. I end up making a new gaming rig every 3 years or so.

    Not a Mega Millions Jackpot winner