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AMD Ryzen 5000G desktop APUs now available in Malaysia priced from RM1239
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AMD Ryzen 5000G desktop APUs now available in Malaysia priced from RM1239

by Vyncent ChanAugust 5, 2021
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If you are in the market to setup a gaming CPU, you might want to check the AMD Ryzen 5000G desktop APUs out. While you most probably can’t game on the Ryzen 7 5700G or Ryzen 5 5600G without adding a dedicated GPU, at least you will be able to run your PC without having to get a graphics card right away. And we all know how difficult it is to get one.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 core design

In any case, you can now get these APUs at retail here in Malaysia. You do get the same AMD Zen 3 cores that you would with the AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, but with less cache. Another major difference is the fact that the AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs do not come with PCIe 4.0 support, and instead still rely on PCIe 3.0 lanes.

AMD Ryzen 5000G Series APU Specs and Price in Malaysia

Cores / Threads Base / Boost Clocks Cache Graphics TDP Retail Price
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 8C/16T 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 20MB Radeon Vega 8 @ 2000MHz 65W RM1639
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6C/12T 3.9 / 4.4 GHz 19MB Radeon Vega 7 @ 1900MHz 65W RM1239

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G might not be the best of deals if you can already get a dedicated graphics solution, as the Ryzen 5 5600X is only RM110 more expensive. But the Ryzen 7 5700G might make sense to those who want an 8-core Zen 3 CPU, as the Ryzen 7 5800X is significantly pricier, with an SRP of RM2099.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G gaming performance

Still, I think the best way to put the AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs to work is in an SFF build, where you might not have the space for a dedicated graphics solution. The AMD Radeon Vega 8 (or Vega 7) graphics is still capable of driving light games, especially if you enable FidelityFX Super Resolution, despite being really outdated now.

Pokdepinion: Maybe I should have waited for the Ryzen 7 5700G instead of getting the Ryzen 7 5800X.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.