AMD’s Ryzen AI comes to desktop with the Ryzen 8000G series
AMD’s new Ryzen 8000G series brings strong integrated graphics and AI compute to their AM5 platform
AMD has officially their Ryzen 8000G series of processors, delivering their strongest integrated graphics solutions to date alongside Ryzen AI. Today, AMD has revealed four Ryzen 8000G CPU models. These are the Ryzen 7 8700G, Ryzen 5 8600G, Ryzen 5 8500G, and Ryzen 5 8300G. These new CPUs will be available on January 31st.
Ryzen AI for Desktop
AMD’s top two Ryzen 8000G series will feature AMD’s XDNA 1 Neural Compute Units (NPUs), dedicated AI accelerators that are designed to power future computing workloads. The benefits of this NPU will become more relevant as we move into 2024. This year, Microsoft are expected to add new AI features to Windows. There are even rumours that these changes will come with Windows 12.
Gaming on the AMD Ryzen 8000G series
In gaming workloads, AMD’s top Ryzen 8000G processors deliver much higher levels of gaming performance than their Intel counterparts. When compared to Intel’s i7-14700K, AMD claims to have up to a 4x performance advantage over Intel. Both the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G feature integrated graphics solutions that are much more powerful than the GPU found in Valve’s Steam Deck, a popular gaming device. These APUs are more than capable of playing most PC games.
AMD has compared the gaming performance of their Ryzen 8700G to Nvidia’s GTX 1650 graphics card. That may be a low-end GPU, but that level of performance is a big deal for an integrated graphics solution.
With strong Zen 4 CPU cores, AI acceleration, and strong integrated graphics, AMD are promising strong productivity performance with their latest APUs. This is great news for builders of ultra small form factor systems, or those who cannot afford a high-end CPU and GPU purchase at the same time.
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