Zen 4 Power Revealed: Ryzen 8000G Desktop APU Specs Drop Early

Recently, AMD unveiled the Ryzen 8040 series mobile processors, codenamed “Hawk Point,” at the “Advancing AI” event. This series is an upgraded iteration of the existing “Phoenix” codenamed Ryzen 7040 series. The new products continue to employ TSMC’s 4nm process technology, maintaining the original Zen 4 and RDNA 3 architectures for the CPU and GPU, respectively. However, the Ryzen AI has been renamed to NPU, continuing to utilize the XDNA architecture, which provides enhanced computational power, elevating from 10 TOPS to 16 TOPS.

Ryzen 5 8500G

A recent revelation by an online user through the processor support page of an ASUS motherboard has disclosed specifications for the Ryzen 8000G series APU for desktop platforms, including:

  • – 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)

Similar to their mobile counterparts, the desktop Ryzen 8000G series APUs are also based on the “Hawk Point” architecture. Unfortunately, the leaked information does not provide complete specifications, such as the boost frequencies. However, it is indicated that the Ryzen 7 8700G may reach a boost frequency of up to 5.1GHz. It is speculated that the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G will utilize larger APU chips, while the Ryzen 5 8500G and Ryzen 3 8300G will employ smaller ones, featuring a mix of Zen 4 and Zen 4 hybrid architectures.

ASRock has announced that its Intel 700 series and AMD AM5 series motherboards will support single 64GB DDR5 memory modules. This means that the maximum memory capacity with four DIMM slots could be increased to 256GB. Screenshots show that the Ryzen 7 8700G has already supported 256GB memory on the X670E Taichi motherboard.