AMD Ryzen 7000G Series Spotted, First RDNA-Powered APU On Desktop

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AMD Ryzen 7000G Series Spotted, First RDNA-Powered APU On Desktop

AMD Ryzen 7000G Series Spotted, First RDNA-Powered APU On Desktop

AMD Ryzen 7000G Series Spotted, First RDNA-Powered APU On Desktop

AMD Ryzen 7000G Series Spotted, First RDNA-Powered APU On Desktop

It’s been a good while since AMD last launched its desktop APUs in the form of Ryzen 5000G series, during a time when chip shortage was at its peak. Now that’s been largely subsided, there’s hasn’t been much being mentioned on the successor to the series – HXL (@9550pro) recently has found mentions of Ryzen 7000G in the latest AGESA firmware.

AMD’s desktop APU lineup follows the company’s mobile lineup when it comes to architecture and design, effectively making it a mobile chip turned into socketed version for desktop motherboards. Given its relatively more powerful onboard graphics compared to desktop counterparts (when there used to be none), it’s suitable for SFF (small form factor) systems that has to contend with limited cooling and space constraints.

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Per AM5 AGESA table by Reous, the first mentions of APU, codenamed “Pheonix”, has began to surface in the latest AGESA 1.0.8.0 firmware. “Pheonix” is the primary architecture for AMD’s Ryzen 7040 series chips, ranging from low-power U-series, to high-performance HS-series, plus the special Z1 Extereme chip for gaming handhelds. With the chip now entering the official support list, one can expect the Ryzen 7000G APUs should hit the market fairly soon.

Interestingly, ASUS’s support page for the EX-B650M-V7 motherboard has mentions of “upcoming CPU” in the AGESA 1.0.8.0 firmware:

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The Ryzen 7000G will be the first APU from the company to feature the much newer RDNA3 graphics architecture – a significant upgrade over the preceding 5000G series that ran on fairly old Vega architecture. This is expected to bring significant graphics performance uplifts, and in the case of high-end models that feature Radeon 780M, it’s likely capable of some light to medium 1080p gaming, too.

Source: Videocardz

Pokdepinion: Good news for those looking to game on a budget – this could be significantly cheaper than investing on a discrete GPU if light gaming is all you ask for. 

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