Huge Gaming Boost! AMD Ryzen 7 8700G CPU specifications leak

AMD’s Ryzen 7 8700G promises a huge generational boost in gaming performance – Greater than 2x gains are expected!

It looks like AMD are planning to release a new lineup of AM5 processors, CPUs that boast strong RDNA 3 graphics that are much more powerful than their last-gen counterparts. Now, specifications for AMD’s Ryzen 7 8700G have leaked, and they are impressive.

Like AMD’s Ryzen 5 8600G, which leaked yesterday, AMD’s Ryzen 7 8700G features Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 3 graphics. AMD’s last-generation Ryzen 7 5700G features Zen 3 CPU cores and Radeon Vega graphics. This means that AMD are moving three GPU architectures forward with their Ryzen 8000G series. This means that AMD should be able to deliver significant performance gains in gaming workloads, even without clock speed and CU count increases.

AMD’s 8700G is based on AMD’s Phoenix Point or Hawk Point silicon (likely the latter). These CPU designs feature a Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which is a dedicated AI processor. Tt is unknown if AMD’s new Ryzen 8000G series will feature enabled NPUs, or if this feature will be disabled.

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Leaked Ryzen 7 8700G Specifications

On both the CPU and GPU side, AMD’s Ryzen 7 8700G will feature huge clock speed increases over its predecessor. In terms of core clock speeds, the 8700G has a base clock speed that is 400 MHz faster and a boost clock speed that is 500 MHz faster. When looking at AMD’s latest iGPU, clock speed increases are even more impressive, with AMD delivering an 800 MHz boost. This is a 38% increase in GPU clock speeds.

Like its predecessor, AMD’s 8700G processor features eight CPU cores and sixteen threads. In terms of GPU performance, AMD has boosted the gaming performance of their 8700G by giving it 50% more Radeon Compute Units (CUs) than its predecessor. With the move to RDNA 3, 50% more CUs, and 38% higher GPU clock speeds, we expect gaming performance gains of 2x from AMD’s new flagship APU.

Ryzen 5 5600G Ryzen 7 5700G Ryzen 5 8600G (Leaked) Ryzen 7 8700G (Leaked)
CPU Architecture Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 4 Zen 4
GPU Architecture Vega Vega RDNA 3 RDNA 3
CPU Cores 6 8 6 8
CPU Base/Boost Clock Speeds 3.9/4.4 GHz 3.8/4.6 GHz 4.35/5.0 GHz 4.2/5.1 GHz
GPU CU Count 7 8 8 12
GPU Clock Speeds 1.9 GHz 2.1 GHz 2.8 GHz 2.9 GHz
TDP 65W 65W 65W 65W

AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 8700G processors should be strong performance for mainstream and light gaming workloads. If this processor features an active NPU, it should also be able to deliver strong AI performance for end users. We expect AMD to reveal this new processor at CES 2024, which takes place next week.

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