Leaked Geekbench benchmark results show solid performance for the latest AMD Ryzen APUs, Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G. With eight and six cores respectively, these processors are ready to challenge the competitors on the market.
There is never a long time between leaks on the hardware front and some of the latest ones come from AMD. Their Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G APU Geekbench benchmark results leaked, giving us an insight into their single and multi-thread performance.
The AMD Ryzen 7 8700G is clearly the more powerful of the two, being the largest Hawk Point APU with eight cores, 16 threads, 16 MB L3 and eight MB L2 cache. With a base clock speed of 4.2 GHz, a boost clock speed of 5.1 GHz, and a TDP of 65W, this processor is nothing to sneeze at. According to a report from Wccftech, this APU scored 2,720 on single-core and 14,326 on multi-core.
The second APU, the AMD Ryzen 5 8600G, is a six-core and 12-thread APU with 16 MB L3 and 6 MB L2 cache. This APU has a base clock speed of 4.3 GHz and a boost clock speed of 5.0 GHz with a 65W TDP. On single-core it scored 2,474 and on multi-core 11,453.
Compared to the performance of the AMD Ryzen 5700G, the AMD Ryzen 7 8700G has a 64% increase in multi-core and a 37% increase in single-core performance. Compared to the same CPU, the Ryzen 5 8600G has a 50% increase in multi-threaded and a 29% increase in single-threaded performance.
These results indicate really impressive performance from these APUs, especially when you consider the price of the chips, which are advertised at $329 and $229 respectively. These are good mid-range priced APUs that the market desperately needs.
It seems that AMD wants to compete with Apple's M3 silicon with its APU line and become some of the best processors on the market. For example, the most powerful Strix Point Halo APU is rumored to have 16 cores and an RDNA 3.5 GPU with 40 Compute Units (CUs). The only thing that might stop the Strix Point Halo APU from being competition for the M3 is rumors that production has been pushed to 2025.
But Strix Point should still launch in 2024, which should still be a big challenge for Apple. I say let's get more competition as we reap the benefits of what the tech giants are sowing as the competition continues." The 5 most relevant keywords for this article could be: "AMD Ryzen 7 8700G", "AMD Ryzen 5 8600G", "APU Geekbench benchmark results", "single- and multi-thread performance" and "AMD Strix Point Halo APU".