AMD announced in April that its Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs would be shipped with integrated graphics cards, but only for OEM systems, promising to sell the chips to consumers later this year.
Today AMD is offering Ryzen 5000 G-Series APUs to everyone, not just PC manufacturers who can afford multimillion-dollar PCs.
As of right now, AMD’s website allows you to purchase only two of the Ryzen 5000 G-Series chips: the eight-core Ryzen 7 5700G for $359 and the six-core Ryzen 5 5600G for $259 each. AMD’s 7nm process and Zen 3 architecture are used in both CPUs, like AMD’s standard Ryzen 5000 CPUs.
There are currently only two Ryzen 5000 G-Series models available from AMD (the two most powerful). AMD’s site lists the 5300G and 5300GE Ryzen 3 models as OEM-only, and it doesn’t appear that they are available yet in 35W GE versions.
As with AMD‘s OEM counterparts, the two Ryzen chips, which are also 7nm based, also share AMD’s Zen 3 architecture. The latest Radeon GPUs use AMD’s RDNA / Navi process instead of its cutting-edge Vega graphics platform.
The new chips are definitely worth considering (especially considering how hard it is to get a hold of a new GPU nowadays). But if you don’t need superpowerful graphics to play the latest AAA games at ultra settings, the new chips might not be worth the effort for you.