To-AMD Has a new processor owner Core Built-in graphics, and she wants you to love it despite the use of graphic architecture that is not new at all - so we set out to see if this combination can prove itself in the real world
AMD's Ryzen 5000 series of processors Launched last year And was received with completely positive reviews globally. This series, which makes use of improved core architecture and vast amounts of זיכרון Cache has actually become a market leader in the field of based processing x86. If there was a computing power Olympics, processors RYZEN 5000 would take the gold in the vast majority of sports, sometimes also in game running industries (right in the soft belly of Intel).
One thing was missing so far in this series, or so many think - APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processors, processors with the new processing architecture plus a built-in graphics core, something we have not received so far with Ryzen 5000 processors. Just like on the Intel processors side, there is a fairly wide market that does not need a particularly powerful graphics processing power, but simply the ability to get a basic display and acceleration for everyday use. AMD That will launch a pair of new APU processors for the bracket AM4 Its desktop has built-in graphic cores.
The two new processors are theRYZEN 7 5700G andRYZEN 5 5600G. These are processors that not only contain built-in graphics cores, their price is lower than the price of the existing 8 and 6 core processors, theRYZEN 7 5800X andRYZEN 5 5600X.
The Ryzen 5 5600G comes in such a 6-core configuration, with the operating frequencies for those cores being lower than those we knew in the Ryzen 5 5600X. While the Ryzen 5 5600X accelerates to a frequency of 4.6GHz for Core Individual in effort, maximum operating frequency of RYZEN 5G is 5600GHz. The difference sounds relatively small, but in practice we noticed differences of 4.4MHz and higher.
Another big technical difference is that the Ryzen 5 5600G only comes with half the quantity זיכרון The third-level cache. 32MB of 5600X becomes just 16MB at 5600G. This is a brave decision, but space must also be made in silicon for the graphic core. The chip itself is a completely new design and significantly different from the structure of a processor RYZEN 5 5600X as you will see.
The sweet and sour part of the deal is that we get a graphics core in the Ryzen 5 5600G to which we can connect via the various display interfaces on the motherboards to the AM4 bracket (of course it is important to make sure you have Motherboard Containing these ports for core use).
Sweet is the generalization of a graphic core, sour is the decision of AMD Continue to use the same graphical architecture we have known for a long time, a time that feels a bit like an eternity in the world of processors. The graphic core type is Vega with 7 processing groups. Working frequency of Core This graphics is 1900MHz at 5600G, which at least slightly helps it become faster than its predecessors in the older Ryzen 3000 generations that operate it at frequencies of 1700MHz and less. The core Vega Graphic core in processors we have known since the launch RYZEN 5 2400G in February of 2018. Three and a half years in the meantime.
While the gamers' favorite Ryzen 5 5600X will be priced at $ 299, the 5600G comes at a slightly lower price of $ 259. We lose general processing power to make a profit Core Graphically structured.
The target audience of this processor traditionally is those that primarily need simple graphical acceleration for any common task, along with a respectable overall processing power for any other operation. Recently, with the madness of the world of video cards, there seems to be room on the bench even for those who want to build a new computer and have to wait with the purchase of a new video card. In this review we will try to answer mainly the question - "Is theRYZEN 5 5600G is a processor suitable for the waiting gamer? ".
In the packaging the processor comes with the heat sink of AMD Wraith Stealth model suitable for its low heat envelope - only 65W. To-AMD My body Cooling Quite respectable, but it is important to emphasize that Wrath Stealth is a body Cooling Slightly modest than the ones you can usually buy in stores. This is reflected in higher operating temperatures and a higher noise level. We always recommend a minimum investment of about NIS 100 in the body Cooling Third-party computer systems. This, unless the processor is installed in a particularly compact package with no possibility in my body Cooling Advanced. Deskmini of ASRock Is a good example.
As we mentioned this is the processor that uses the Zen 3 core architecture which is the most modern of AMD, And the one that is used in its most advanced products. However, due to quantity זיכרון The cache lower than the third level Yes, a general reduction of the same processing power should be expected, even at the same working frequencies.
As you can see, unlike the standard Ryzen 5000 processors, the Ryzen 5 5600G is built monolithically, meaning a piece chip Single and without additional chips under the CPU cover.
Due to being manufactured in the same production line of the eight-core Ryzen 7 5700G, the exact same silicone was used. At the top of the photo you can see the eight processing cores, and on the left זיכרון The third-level cache. The middle part of the chip includes the same Core Graphically Vega (Where 5700G contains 8 processing groups). Of course, all the "surplus" is turned off during the production process to create the 5600G.
This chip also includes the memory controller, and other communication controllers. Just like in my processor Intel, The 5600G is a single piece of silicone that contains general processing and graphics. It can also be compared to the processors we have found in game consoles in recent years, at least in the general construction way. Due to the compact space and the use of a built-in graphics core, we are actually losing 8 channels PCI-Express To the same built-in graphic core.
This means that if you use a standard video card in the motherboard slot, it will have 8-channel connectivity instead of 16 channels. generation PCI-Express This processor is 4.0.
We tested the Ryzen 5 5600G in a work environment that includes Motherboard AORUS B550 PRO with the latest BIOS firmware created to support it. It is important to note on this occasion that BIOS updates are needed for all existing motherboards on the shelves in order to boot properly with the CPU.RYZEN 5 5600G or RYZEN 7 5700G.
The memory used is theG.Skill TridentZ NEO in a dual channel and a total volume of 16GB. Speed of 3600 and timing CL16-19-19-19-39. This is not the faster memory that can be installed in this system, but it represents a pretty good performance point in the world of home computer memory today.
For comparison, we start first with the built-in graphics core - this is the main point of such a processor. We compare it to several different situations when processing Intel The 11th and tenth generations also constitute equal points. In addition, we installed two graphic cards Basic for gaming, one is the GTX 1650 which is considered quite modern and one a bit more mythological - the GTX 750 Ti that even after all the years it is on the market, it just refuses to go off the shelves (maybe rightly so these days).
We insisted on testing the games at 1920X1080 resolution simply because apart from being the most popular today among users, it is the one you will also find on the cheapest screens on the market. We ended up with resolutions below 1080P per consumer, quite long ago the truth. Yes we chose relatively easy games that can be run and enjoyed with Core Such a built-in graphic.
In the GRID racing game you can see that apart from a few ugly FPS crashes, the performance of the 5600G with the built-in Vega core is quite decent. The experience is similar to using a dedicated GTX 750 Ti video card. The performance improvement over Intel's graphics cores remains tremendous. AMD Is in a completely different performance set than the one in which it is located Intel When it comes to running games on built-in graphics cores, even in its 11th generation. The GTX 1650 is a tail for lions, but compared to built-in graphics cores it is also in a completely different performance area.
The game Overwatch is relatively worn with the built-in graphics cores, although the difference between those of Intel and that of AMD Very large, allowing for enhancement of settings or just enjoying smoother gameplay. In this title the use of the GTX 750 Ti has resulted in a slight performance improvement over built-in use.
The GTA V game is not new at all, but even after six years it is among the most popular and best-selling computer games on a regular basis. In this title the use of the GTX 750 Ti has resulted in a great performance improvement, and in fact convincing that we have not yet reached such a level of performance with graphics cores built into the processors. Improving the performance of the 5600G over processors Intel Remains very large.
3Dark has a test specifically designed for built-in or weak graphics cores and is called Night Raid. In this performance test the GTX 750 Ti and the built-in 5600G brought similar scores. 11th and 10th generations of Intel Are far behind in graphics processing power in comparison.
Dealing with YouTube VP9
YouTube has a video encoder that it uses in its high resolutions - VP9. This is a video encoder that is not considered particularly effective and Google knows this. She even plans to one day replace it, but right now it still dominates the high-definition content that can be viewed on YouTube. We took a sample video that runs on4k 3840X2160 at 60FPS and we wanted to see how the different graphic cores handle it.
Usually we do not expand on things like algae Video But here is one of the side effects of using graphic core architecture from 2017 in a new product towards the end of 2021.
Looking through the Google Chrome browser, we saw that we lost about a quarter of the amount of frames watching such content with the Ryzen 5 5600G and it is definitely disappointing. This is something that did not happen in any of the other situations we examined with them. This certainly did not happen with the graphic cores of Intel They have hardware and engine encoders Video High quality and efficient. This did not happen with the GTX 750 Ti which contains enough meat in the form of processing power to stop the loss of frames in this mode.
True, streaming content at 80Mbps video is rare today, but it is possible and easily accessible to YouTube users. It is important to note that this does not happen in the content 4k Standard at 30 or 24 frames per second, with 25-40Mbps. There, the 5600G's video engine manages to handle normal streaming and display, albeit not comfortably and with a large excess of resources. We are not far from the day that 8K content as it comes with high information rates will become part of the entertainment routine, which is the warning sign. It does not take more than Core Graphic with modern coding engines.
I expect fromAMD Switch to the RDNA or RDNA 2-based graphics core architecture in its next generation of APU processors for the desktop market, to get the right video algae. It's time to let Vega rest. We know that even SteamDesk's gaming console Valve Is expected to get an APU that contains Core Modern graphics based on RDNA 2, albeit ironically with general processing cores that go back a generation to Zen 2.
Calculation performance in games with RTX 3080 and summary
Of course we do not forget the overall processing performance of the Ryzen 5 5600G. For this purpose, we put him in an established exam position Motherboard Our X570 AORUS MASTER with it זיכרון System, but in use GeForce RTX 3080 for the prevention of such and other bottlenecks. We gave you numbers compared RYZEN 5 5600X without expanding on graphs and other vegetables.
- In producing frames per second with a powerful video card we saw that there is a surprisingly large difference between these two processors. In Overwatch average of 261 vs. 356 For a second under FullHD surprised us. God-RYZEN 5 5600G Shows performance reminiscent of processors RYZEN 3000 more than his own generation.
- In the game GTA V we saw that the frame difference per second soared From 126 to 156 Switching between Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 5 5600X. Definitely see here the effect of combining working frequencies and quantity זיכרון Significantly larger cache.
- In Borderlands 3 the difference was relatively small in moving frames per second when it is Climbed from 131.4 to 134 Only their sons. Admittedly, this is a processor bottleneck, as going beyond the 1440P resolution in this title has significantly widened the gap To 93.2 compared to 102.4 Frames per second between 5600G and 5600X.
- The game Horizon Zero Dawn known as Hunger for Processors showed a difference between 148.9 to -169.7 Frames per second in FullHD. At 1440P resolution the difference was between 121.7 to -132.6 Frames per second on average.
Nothing to do, the Ryzen 5 5600X is a significantly better processor for gaming, and this is clearly seen. In the gaming category the Ryzen 5 5600G reminded us of a processing power similar to the one we saw in the Ryzen 5 3600X. To flatter, quite a bit more than that. Because of this, we think it's a bit difficult to call the Ryzen 5 5600G as a replacement for the Ryzen 5 5600 (without X), if there was one. We are convinced that the market still has room for a cheaper and slightly slower version of the 5600X. The problem is thatAMD Probably does not think so, so we do not see one like that.
These are hot processors on the market, and the demand is high enough to let them sometimes climb nicely above their official prices. It is a privilege thatAMD Gets to enjoy it for the first time in the company's history. Even when it used to have successful processing products, prices were generally competitive. It seems that after a few years of RYZEN At a price per capita, we limit RYZEN Which maintains distance, a tough price tag and limited availability.
The Ryzen 5 5600G is a bit unusual because it fills a market niche that does not currently exist Processors Competitors who fill. It does not have the fastest processing cores you will find (as in the 5600X) but it does have the fastest graphics core you will find inside a desktop mount processor. Although its gaming performance with a dedicated video card is not as good as that of the 5600X but it is possible that the 5600G will find itself in the computers of those who plan on gaming in the future, when the prices of video cards will be more sane. Sharp and smooth - a user who decides to build a gaming computer with a dedicated dedicated video card, it is better for him to purchase RYZEN 5 5600X standard at a similar price.
Gaming performance is relatively similar to the situation of using the GTX 750 Ti, saying that there is a video card worth NIS 500 already inside. The GTX 1650 is a respectable jump in performance by any standard, but its price today is alarming and stands at about 1,200 shekels and more, a price that is expected to be similar to that of theRYZEN 5 5600G when you find it on the shelves.
It is very possible that theRYZEN 5 5600G will become a successful product, if only because of the state of video cards currently on the market. A situation where the GTX 1650 is sold at a price close to what we saw RTX 2060 is coming to it at low prices. A situation where you have to pay 500 shekels and more to get a graphic power similar to the one you get anyway inside the chip (GTX 750 Ti).
Currently as an unrivaled and irreplaceable product, the Ryzen 5 5600G stands as an interesting processor that combines the most deserving overall computing power that falls between the current Ryzen 3000 and the current Ryzen 5000, along with the most powerful built-in graphics core we’ve seen in a desktop processor. All it takes is Motherboard With a display port on the screen.
You can absolutely enjoy with the 5600G built-in graphics core in a variety of e-sports titles like Fortnite, CS: GO or Overwatch. There, there is no performance problem and reach over 60 frames per second even in 1920 X1080. The ability to use such a processor on compact computers like ASRock's Deskmini is an advantage and uniqueness not currently found on the side of Intel, At least not with a built-in graphic power at this level.
We still do not live in a time when built-in graphic cores can be used to enjoy a really serious level of detail in modern games andAMD Emphasizes not to chip One is meant for, and you may have to wait another generation or two to get there, but important steps in that direction are certainly being taken. Well done.