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The well-known and reputable hardware leaker Tum Apisak has released some interesting benchmark data that he has found which apparently shows the performance of the APU using the CPU-Z and Geekbench 5 tests.
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G generated a single-thread score of 596 on CPU-Z on a system with the below specifications: CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 5600G GPU : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 RAM : 16384 MB DDR4-SDRAM @1596.8 MHz
On Geekbench 5 the CPU came with a single-core score of 1508 and a multi-core score of 7455.
Now, although the specific machine these tests were run on (including its 30-series Nvidia GPU) differs from those we’ve seen used to test Intel’s offerings, neither of these scores match up particularly impressively against the Intel Core i5-11400 (expected to be of a similar price range), which we’ve seen come out with 544 on CPU-Z and 1593 on Geekbench 5.
It should be noted however that these are just CPU-focused tests, and do not provide a measure of the onboard graphics.
Enhanced Vega Graphics Performance Of The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G - Worth The Money?
The above benchmarks only really show the power of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G with regards to computing performance – i.e. the typical workload you’d expect from a processor – not the graphical performance that is the big draw for buying an APU with integrated graphics. As stated, the machine the tests were run on came with its own dedicated RTX 3060 GPU performing the graphical rendering duties.
At this point it is therefore difficult to say if the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G will be worth buying compared to the competing Intel APUs. We think it is probably a safe bet that AMD will beat Intel in the onboard graphics department, as they have done traditionally, but whether it will be by enough to justify the cost we will not know until we get a better idea of how the iGPU (integrated Graphical Processing Unit) benchmarks and also what the retail price of the APU is expected to be.
Where Can I Buy A AMD Ryzen 5 5600G?
Although we don’t have a definitive date yet, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G is expected to be released OEM only (aka as part of pre-built PCs from third parties) around May 2021 onwards.
In terms of when you’ll be able to buy the individual APUs themselves so you can put them in a self-build computer, the current estimated time is around the end of 2021. Whether this gets pushed back further or not remains to be seen. Make sure you keep an eye on our Where To Buy The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G page to pick one up as soon as you can!
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