The latest rumor surrounding AMD’s highly anticipated AM5 desktop APUs has emerged from HKEPC. According to their report, AMD is preparing to introduce its Ryzen 8000G APU family shortly. This information is derived from a Taiwanese-based motherboard manufacturer, which has received the first engineering samples (ES) of Ryzen “AM5” APUs for testing.
Notably, these chips are expected to be marketed under the Ryzen 8000G branding, departing from the previously rumored Ryzen 7000G designation. The decision to badge them as Ryzen 8000G aligns with the company’s plan to launch these APUs around 2024, coinciding with the naming scheme for the rest of the APU and CPU family to be introduced in the coming year.
The Upcoming AMD Ryzen 8000G
In terms of specifications, the AMD Ryzen 8000G “Phoenix” AM5 Desktop APUs will be available in both hybrid and non-hybrid variants. The hybrid versions will incorporate a combination of Zen 4 & Zen 4C cores and will feature Radeon 740M integrated graphics with 4 compute units. On the other hand, the higher-end Zen 4-only designs will come with up to 8 CPU cores and 12 compute units. This lineup will consist of four SKUs, including:
- AMD Ryzen 7 8700G: The flagship APU of the Phoenix AM5 desktop series will be the AMD Ryzen 7 8700G. It will offer 8 cores, 16 threads, 16 MB of L3 cache, and a Radeon 780M GPU, with 12 compute units.
- Ryzen 5 8600G: Another APU in this lineup is the Ryzen 5 8600G featuring 6 cores and 12 threads. It comes with a Radeon 760M iGPU equipped with 8 compute units.
- Ryzen 5 8500G: The hybrid configuration of the Ryzen 5 8500G includes a combination of four Zen 4C cores and two Zen4 cores.
- Ryzen 3 8300G: For those looking for an option, the Ryzen3 G8300 features three Zen4C cores and one Zen4 core. This design follows the efficiency-focused approach seen in the unveiled Phoenix2 APUs.
All these chips are expected to have a base power TDP of around. As for their release timeline, fans can anticipate that the AMD Ryzen8000G “Phoenix” AM5 Desktop APU family will be introduced either this year or early in 2024. Both DIY enthusiasts and OEMs can look forward to getting their hands on these APUs. Motherboard manufacturers are already gearing up to support these APUs with the AGESA188.8.131.52 and 1.0.9 BIOS firmware versions, as previously reported.