AMD Ryzen 5 8600G appears in Geekbench 6

Previous reports indicated that AMD planned to launch the Ryzen 8000G series APU for desktop platforms. These APUs, crafted on the mobile platform’s Hawk Point and utilizing TSMC’s 4nm process, continue to feature the original Zen 4 and RDNA 3 architectures. However, the Ryzen AI has been renamed NPU and still employs the XDNA architecture, providing enhanced computing power, escalating from 10 TOPS to 16 TOPS.

Recently, the Ryzen 5 8600G, aimed at the mainstream market, appeared in the Geekbench 6 database. It boasts 6 cores and 12 threads, all based on the Zen 4 core, with base and boost frequencies of 4.35GHz and 5.0GHz, respectively. The L2 and L3 caches are 6MB and 16MB, respectively. The integrated graphics are the Radeon 760M with 8 CUs, operating at a frequency of 2.8GHz. Notably, although the Ryzen 5 8500G also has 6 cores, it utilizes a smaller chip composed of 2 Zen 4 cores and 4 Zen 4c cores.

In terms of benchmark performance, the Ryzen 5 8600G scored 24,842 points in OpenCL and 30,770 points in Vulkan. Both scores are higher than those of the mobile platform’s Ryzen 5 7640HS (OpenCL 20,793/Vulkan 27,106). This improvement is attributed to a 7.5% increase in integrated graphics frequency and a 44% increase in power consumption.

It is rumored that the first batch of Ryzen 8000G series APUs for desktop platforms will include six models:

  • Ryzen 3 8300G (3.45GHz, 65W, 8MB, 4 cores, B2 stepping)
  • Ryzen 3 PRO 8300G (3.45GHz, 65W, 8MB, 4 cores, B2 stepping)
  • Ryzen 5 8500G (3.35GHz, 65W, 16MB, 6 cores, B2 stepping)
  • Ryzen 5 PRO 8500G (3.35GHz, 65W, 16MB, 6 cores, B2 stepping)
  • Ryzen 5 8600G (4.35GHz, 65W, 16MB, 6 cores, B2 stepping)
  • Ryzen 7 8700G (4.2GHz, 65W, 16MB, 8 cores, B2 stepping)

AMD is expected to release the Ryzen 8000G series APUs within the first quarter of 2024, potentially debuting at the upcoming CES 2024.