AMD Ryzen 7 8700G and 8600G APUs leap over 5700G in leak

Great upgrades at a good price.

We’ve known for a while that AMD Ryzen 8000G Series looks like a huge improvement over its predecessor. Now, we might have an idea of just how much of a performance boost is in store. New leaks reveal that AMD Ryzen 7 8700G is a fairly big leap over the Ryzen 7 5700G. Better yet, the Ryzen 5 8600G also trumps the former Ryzen 7 mobile champ, offering a potentially fantastic mid-range upgrade.

Olrak29 posted links to the Geekbench scores on Twitter. Starting with the beefier 8700G, the benchmark shows an impressive 64% boost in multi-core performance and a still sizeable 37% boost in single-core performance versus the Ryzen 5 5700G. Those are big upgrades for a single generation and make this APU a big contender in a fairly competitive market. Even the 8600G presents a 50% boost in multi and a 29% boost against the 5700G. It’s not too surprising to see such performant chips given both have a major specs overhaul.

The more powerful AMD Ryzen 7 8700G sports eight cores, 16 threads, and a boost clock speed of 5.1GHz. It’s going to be capable of decent output, basically. AMD Ryzen 5 8600G, on the other hand, has six cores, 12 threads, and a 5GHz boost clock speed. It’s a little less punchy, but definitely still a fairly impressive piece for a budget model. We’ll need to see the exact price point before batting in favour of it, but it’s a promising option for what should be the cheaper of the two.

Considering the APU market is fairly competitive right now, it’s nice to see a fairly big upgrade on the previous generation. It’s clear that AMD is doing something special with these chips, and we’re keen to see how they perform in our hands versus just these tests. That’s not to say that the tests aren’t valid, but there’s always a difference between synthetic benchmarks and real-world performance. Plus, it’s nice to see how it fares in different PC builds.

If you’re keen to get your hands on these, then you’ll be very glad to know that they’re coming out on the 31st of January. That’s a mere week away, which is hardly any time to wait at all.