Some interesting details.
So coming to the specifications, the AMD Ryzen 8000G APUs will be available in both PRO and Non-PRO flavors which share identical specifications. The flagship SKU is going to be the Ryzen 7 8700G which would offer 8 cores, 16 threads, a base clock of 4.2 GHz, and a boost clock of 5.1 GHz. There’s also the Ryzen 5 8600G APU which features 6 cores, 12 threads, a base clock of 4.35 GHz & a boost clock of 5.0 GHz. Both of these APUs will be based on the Phoenix 1 die and feature support for OC.
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The Phoenix 2 SKUs will include the Ryzen 5 8500G with 6 cores and 12 threads and the Ryzen 3 8300G with 4 cores and 8 threads. The 8500G operates at a base clock of 3.55 GHz and a boost clock of 5.0 GHz while the 8300G operates at a base clock of 3.45 GHz and a boost clock of 4.90 GHz. These two chips will be based on the Phoenix 2 die and feature PBO support minus the OC (manual) capabilities. The Phoenix 2 chips will also lack the higher-end RDNA 3 iGPUs such as the Radeon 780M and 760M. These would instead feature the Radeon 740M with just 4 compute units.
All of the standard Ryzen 8000G AM5 APUs will feature 65W/45W TDPs but each SKU will also come in 35W “GE” flavors which will feature slightly lower clock speeds but the same core configs. These APUs are said to launch on the 31st of January though actual availability is suggested for the 11th of February.
The charts show the AMD Ryzen 8000G “AM5” Desktop APU offering over 2.5x performance boost in the performance tests but you are mostly looking at around 2x the gain which should be expected from the much newer RDNA 3 architecture. Based on the performance, it looks like these would end up being very decent chips for budget gaming and the general office user.