CES 2024: AMD Ryzen 8000G AI CPUs Unveiled; New Ryzen 5000 GT for AM4, Too!

At CES 2024 AMD released new Ryzen 8000 processors for AM5 and Ryzen 5000 processors for AM4
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In Short
  • AMD has released Ryzen 7 8700G, and several other Ryzen 8000 (G-series processors) at CES 2024.
  • Ryzen 8000 has a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for accelerating AI workloads and allowing more AI tasks to run locally thanks to the NPU.
  • The Ryzen 5000 series has been updated with another X3D processor and updated GT models.

AMD has just unveiled new Ryzen 8000 series processors (G-series) for the AM5 platform at CES 2024. Several new features, performance improvements, and architectural innovations have been made for these new advanced processing unit (APU) processors by AMD.

Along with this, AMD also unveiled new Ryzen 5000 series processors, bringing several new upgrade options for people still on the AM4 platform with B450, X570, and other motherboards. First, let’s discuss the brand new Ryzen 8000G!

AMD Ryzen AI & Neural Processing Unit (NPU) on Ryzen 8000G

AMD Ryzen 8000G launched at CES 2024 with Ryzen AI and NPU
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This new lineup of processors, the first to launch under AMD’s Ryzen 8000 series, includes a brand new NPU. NPU stands for Neural Processing Unit, and essentially, this new desktop processor comes with the latest AI capabilities thanks to AMD’s Ryzen AI platform.

This dedicated NPU AI engine on Ryzen 8000G helps users accelerate several AI workloads on the fly. This reduces our reliance on the cloud and allows for more low-latency AI models to run locally on the PC. AMD says several exciting ‘AI experiences’ are unlocked thanks to the inclusion of the NPU. Here is one demo by AMD showing YoloV8 Object Detection running on a Ryzen AI-powered PC.

AMD Ryzen 8000G Processors for AM5: Details

AMD is calling these next-generation desktop processors capable of extreme PC Gaming. I think that is a little exaggerated, but I do agree with the company’s claim of playing the latest games at Full HD resolution without even having a dedicated graphics card! These Ryzen 8000G processors are APUs and not traditional CPUs.

These new desktop processors come with high-performance integrated Radeon 700M graphics. These Ryzen 8000G Processors are for AM5 socket motherboards. Previously, AMD has assured its consumers that its AM5 socket will last beyond 2025, so we will see even more processors (perhaps the Ryzen 9000 series) appear later, supporting the same motherboards.

AMD Integrated Graphics
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Whenever AMD releases a new APU processor, it balances out the CPU and GPU performance of that chip. The highest-end processor in the Ryzen 8000G lineup is the AMD Ryzen 7 8700G, launching with Radeon 780M graphics. They have also launched the Ryzen 5 8600G (with 760M), along with the Ryzen 5 8500G and an entry-level Ryzen 3 8300G.

AMD Ryzen 8000 (AM5)Cores & ThreadsBase / Boost ClockTotal CacheNeural Processing Unit (NPU)TDPPrice
Ryzen 7 8700G8 cores, 16 threads4.20 GHz / 5.10 GHz24MBYes65W$329
Ryzen 5 8600G6 cores, 12 threads4.30 GHz / 5.0 GHz22MBYes65W$229
Ryzen 5 8500G6 cores, 12 threads3.50 GHz / 5.0 GHz22MBNo65W$179
Ryzen 3 8300G4 cores, 8 threads3.40 GHz / 4.90 GHz12MBNo65WTBD
Availability begins January 31st, 2024 (Source: AMD)

All of the Ryzen 8000G processors will feature decent graphics performance, especially given their price and the fact that it’s all happening on one processor! As you can see, only the Ryzen 5 8600G & Ryzen 7 8700G get the APU, while other processors don’t.

New AMD Ryzen 5000-Series GT & Ryzen 7 5700X3D for AM4: Details

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPus
AMD Ryzen 5000 is based on Zen 3 core architecture | Image Courtesy: AMD

Speaking of the AMD Ryzen 5000 series, it is still a very popular CPU generation among gamers. AM4 motherboards have been coming for a long time, and even B450 motherboards can support new 3D V-Cache processors such as the previously unveiled Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The 3D V-Cache CPUs have garnered tons of attention from gamers, as they are quite powerful & provide super high-frame rates in games.

Now, AMD has launched a Ryzen 7 5700X3D and also a non-3D Ryzen 7 5700, which previously popped up. This new 3D processor is a bit more affordable (as compared to 5800X3D) and has 96MB of L3 Cache to facilitate high performance in gaming.

It is going to be one of the best budget gaming processors to buy in 2024. Apart from this, new Ryzen 5000 GT processors have come out with slightly upgraded specifications.

AMD Ryzen 5000 (AM4)Cores & ThreadsBase & Boost ClockTotal CacheTDPPrice
Ryzen 7 5700X3D8 cores, 16 threads3.0 GHz / 4.10 GHz100MB105W$249
Ryzen 7 57008 cores, 16 threads3.70 GHz / 4.60 GHz20MB65W$175
Ryzen 5 5600GT6 cores, 12 threads3.60 GHz / 4.60 GHz19MB65W$140
Ryzen 5 5500GT6 cores, 12 threads3.60 GHz/ 4.40 GHz19MB65W$125
Availability begins January 31st, 2024 (Source: AMD)

What are your thoughts on AMD’s new processors unveiled at CES 2024? Are you planning an upgrade to any of these for your PC? Let us know in the comments below.

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