Product on Review: Ryzen 5 5600G Processor
Street Price: $259 USD / $399 AUD
Back in April AMD rolled out their Ryzen 5000G APUs. Choosing to opt for partial retail supply to the OEM market. Today sees the release of the G Series into the hands of hardware enthusiasts and gamers.
The eagle eyed among you will see very few differences between Ryzen 5000 X and G Series. Indeed, the 5600G we’ll be checking out today is almost identical – 6 cores, 12 threads, 65W TDP, 24 PCIe lanes. However, the clock speeds are different. The 5600G takes the base clock up to 3900MHz from 3700MHz but the 5600X favours a higher turbo boost, from 4.4GHz to 4.6GHz – a +200MHz differential. The G Series also lacks the PCIe Gen4 support, so those 24 lanes are all 3.0.
Furnishing the Ryzen 5000 Series with APUs later into 2021 makes sense as it solidifies this generation for AMD – giving users the option have integrated graphics, even if it is Vega 7 and not RDNA.
AMD on their 5000G Series
Count on a PC that’s fast, efficient, and reliable with the world’s most advanced 7nm processor core technology1 at the heart of your system. AMD Ryzen™ 5000 G-Series Desktop Processors with Radeon™ Graphics are designed with industry-leading 7nm process “Zen 3” processor technology for faster, efficient processing to get it all done, faster than ever before, while running cool and quiet.