You can soon get AMD’s Ryzen 5000 APUs without buying a full gaming PC

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So far, AMD only offers its Zen 3 APUs inside prebuilt PCs, but not for much longer. The red team is finally making its Vega-infused processors available for purchase on their own starting August 5, with the Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G listed at MSRPs of $359 and $259 respectively.

The Ryzen 7 5700G in particular looks like it could rival the best gaming CPU once it hits the market, with an eight core, sixteen thread design running at a base frequency of 3.8GHz and a single core boost up to 4.6GHz. Paired with integrated graphics, it looks like it could even power the best gaming PC until you get your hands on a dedicated GPU when stock issues finally come to an end.

Both models forgo the latest RDNA 2 graphics architecture found in AMD’s best graphics card, instead opting for the last generation’s Vega series. Even so, 1080p gaming performance of the Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G inside prebuilt rigs is pretty impressive, meaning these chips could be great options for the best cheap gaming PC.

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