AMD’s first batch of 7nm “Cezanne” APUs for desktop computers proved exceptionally attractive during these tough times of GPU shortage. These chips come packed with the most powerful integrated graphics you can get in a desktop x86 chip, and remarkably, they’ve stayed in stock at suggested prices since launch – a rarity in this silicon-starved world. Provided you align your expectations accordingly, the $359 Ryzen 7 5700G and the $259 Ryzen 5 5600G both deliver impressive iGPU gaming performance, demonstrating that Zen 3 architecture paired with Vega graphics can still outperform Intel’s best integrated graphics.
AMD’s Ryzen 5000G chips are a huge step forward, but the company’s decision to keep the Ryzen 3 5300G off store shelves is disappointing. Maybe that’s because the chip is too good for its own good, though.
Assuming the AMD 5300G is priced at $150, it will sell for 60% less than the $359 5700G and 40% less than the 259 5600G. However, according to our tests, the Ryzen 3 5300G delivers 86% of the gaming performance of the 5700G and 90% of the 5600G at 1280×720. This is a great value if we focus specifically on integrated graphics performance, which is really the only reason to consider purchasing this chip. However, this clearly could drive AMD sales away from more expensive alternatives.
|Arch.||price||Cores/Threads||Base/batch iteration.||GPU cores||GPU frequency. (MHz)||TDP||L3 (MB)|
|Ryzen 7 5700 g||Zain 3||$359||8/16||3.8 / 4.6||RX Vega 8||2000||65 watts||16|
|Ryzen 5 5600 g||Zain 3||$259||6/12||3.9 / 4.4||RX Vega 7||1900||65 watts||16|
|Ryzen 3 5300 gm||Zain 3||Not Available (Maybe ~$150)||4/8||4.0 / 4.2||RX Vega 6||1700||65 watts||8|
This wouldn’t make business sense for AMD as they certainly had no problems selling their Ryzen chips at a higher price. Besides, before Ryzen 5000G chips came on the market, AMD had already put its APU lineup on the back burner for a few years – Cezanne chips reached three generations of chipsets (Zen 2, XT and Zen 3) after AMD launched its latest round. than 12nm quad-core Zen+ APUs for the DIY market in 2019 — so in many ways, that’s more of the same.
AMD still did not attend Which The Zen 3 powered Ryzen 3 chip is available for retail so far, or the GE 35W Series APUs could also be a great low-priced chipset.
AMD used the 5000G series to fill pricing gaps in its Ryzen 5000 lineup, and the company insists it serves as an alternative to traditional non-X equivalents (we don’t agree), and the Ryzen 5 5600G cut the steep $299 price tag for entry into the Ryzen 5000 down to $259.
That’s still pretty expensive for the cheapest Zen 3 chip, so the $150 Ryzen 3 5300G, conceivable with a bundled cooler, will be a boon for enthusiasts, especially for budget gaming platforms while we wait for the lack of a GPU, or small form factor and HTPC excavators.
Our list of the best cheap CPUs could certainly use an update, too: There simply haven’t been any significant releases of cheaper CPUs in the recent past, and most of our picks sell well above standard prices or simply aren’t available. Given that cryptocurrency mining has grown in popularity again, we don’t expect GPU pricing to return to normal anytime soon either. All of which makes the Ryzen 3 5300G an almost ideal solution for value seekers, especially considering its impressive performance in our suite of integrated graphics tests.
General Standard TLDR:
We’ll go over the various criteria behind these cumulative results in great depth on the following pages, but these slides provide a quick summary of our test results. The first two slides show the gaming performance with the integrated GPU, while the second two slides show the performance when the chipsets are paired with a separate GPU. The last two slides show performance in both single- and multi-threaded applications. Be sure to hit the following pages for a more in-depth look at the results, and the last page for our comprehensive analysis.
AMD Ryzen 3 5300G Specifications and Prices
The Ryzen 5000G ‘Cezanne’ family spans four to eight cores and has a Zen 3 architecture that offers a 19% increase in IPC over the Zen 2 architecture used on previous generation Ryzen 4000G models (these chips were never sold retail, though ) . We’ve covered Cezanne’s architectural details here.
|Arch.||price||Cores/Threads||Base/batch iteration.||TDP||L3 (MB)||GPU cores||GPU frequency. (MHz)|
|Ryzen 7 5800X||Zain 3||$449||8/16||3.8 / 4.7 GHz||105 W||32 (1 x 32)||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|Core i7-11700K (KF)||Rocket Lake||$374 – $349||8/16||3.6 / 5.0||125 watts||16||UHD 750 Xe 32EU graphics||1300|
|Ryzen 7 5700 g||Zain 3||$359||8/16||3.8 / 4.6||65 watts||16||RX Vega 8||2000|
|Ryzen 7 4750 g||Zain 2||~ 310 bucks||8/16||3.6 / 4.4||65 watts||8||RX Vega 8||2100|
|Ryzen 5 5600X||Zain 3||$299||6/12||3.7 / 4.6 GHz||65 watts||32 (1 x 32)||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|Core i5-11600K (KF)||Rocket Lake||$262 (K) – $237 (KF)||6/12||3.9 / 4.9||125 watts||12||UHD 750 Xe 32EU graphics||1300|
|Ryzen 5 5600 g||Zain 3||$259||6/12||3.9 / 4.4||65 watts||16||RX Vega 7||1900|
|Ryzen 5 3600||Zain 2||$ 200||6/12||3.6 / 4.2||65 watts||32||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|Core i5-11400 (F)||Rocket Lake||$182 – $157||6/12||2.6 / 4.2||65 watts||12||UHD 750 Xe 24EU graphics||1300|
|Ryzen 3 5300 gm||Zain 3||Unavailable||4/8||4.0 / 4.2||65 watts||8||RX Vega 6||1700|
|Ryzen 5 3400 gm||Zain +||$149||4/8||3.7 / 4.2||65 watts||4||RX Vega 11||1400|
|Ryzen 3 3200 g||Zain +||$99||4/4||3.6 / 4.0||65 watts||4||RX Vega 8||1250|
If we go strictly to the product naming, the Ryzen 3 5300G replaces the $99 Ryzen 3 3200G. However, the four cores are interconnected, while the 3200G has only four threads, so the 5300G is very similar to the old Ryzen 5 3400G that came with the same number of CPU cores.
The Ryzen 3 5300G comes with four CPU cores and eight cores running at 4.0GHz and 4.2GHz on the clock. It also comes with 8MB of L3 cache, but its generously equipped Ryzen 5000G counterparts come with 16MB. As you’ll soon see, this will have a huge impact on gaming performance when you pair the 5300G with a discrete GPU, so don’t really get into the role of a temporary replacement that you’ll continue to use if you plan to buy a discrete GPU in the future when the price goes back to some form of normal .
The $259 Ryzen 5 5600G filled the $100 gap between the $299 Ryzen 5 5600X family of products and AMD’s entire $299 sub-product lineup. Right now, the previous-generation $200 Ryzen 5 3600 represents the next step down AMD’s lineup of products. Given the performance we’ve seen from the Ryzen 3 5300G, we think AMD will price the chip from $130 to $150, with likely the latter due to Intel’s lack of a competitive chip with strong integrated graphics in this segment.
Speaking of Intel, it does not have any Rocket Lake Core i3 processors. Instead, it relies on updated 10th-generation Comet Lake models to bolster its lower-end lineup. As a result, the 10th-gen Core i3-10325 will be the only competing chip, but it still comes with the not-so-complete UHD Graphics 630 engine that doesn’t put the chip in the same category as the Ryzen 3 5300G.
AMD has chosen to reuse the 7nm Vega graphics engine rather than integrating the newer RDNA variants. The Ryzen 3 5300G comes with a six-controller Vega 6 graphics engine running at 1.7GHz. This is less CU and a 200MHz reduction than the Ryzen 5 5600G, resulting in greater performance deltas between the two chips we’ve measured with other Ryzen 5000G models. The chip has a configurable TDP (cTDP) that runs from 45W to 65W, although most desktops will run at the latter limit.
As with all Zen 3 processors, the Ryzen 5000G chips move from DDR4-2933 to a DDR4-3200 interface, which will help boost gaming performance with the integrated GPU. Surprisingly enough, the majority of the Ryzen 5000G ‘Cezanne’ SoC comes from the Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ SoC. To improve time to market, AMD has essentially replaced with new Zen 3 cores, leaving the Radeon RX Vega integrated graphics engine, 7nm I/O and SoC design intact. As such, the 5600G has 24 PCIe 3.0 lanes compared to the 24 PCIe 4.0 lanes found in Ryzen 5000 desktop models.
Cezanne desktop chips come down to the 500-series and some 400-series motherboards, although support on the latter will vary by vendor.
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