Behold, fellow gamers, for a new era of mini gaming PCs is upon us! Brace yourselves as the mighty AMD Ryzen 8700G and 8600G rise from the depths, ready to deliver a colossal surge in per-core performance. These upcoming CPUs, my friends, are not to be underestimated, for they bring with them a formidable arsenal of integrated graphics, making them the ultimate all-in-one CPUs for the discerning gamer.
Now, you may wonder, what makes the 8700G and 8600G so special? Well, my dear readers, they are APUs, or as the wise folks at AMD like to call them, accelerated processing units. These wondrous creations combine the power of a CPU with the might of integrated graphics. However, in the past, due to the complexity of their graphics capabilities, they have often lagged behind their CPU counterparts in terms of the latest architecture. But fear not, for the dawn of the 8000G lineup brings a change to this age-old tale. These APUs mark the first of their kind to incorporate AMD's latest Zen 4 architecture, the very same architecture found in the esteemed AMD Ryzen 7800X3D.
Prepare to have your minds blown, for the performance leap from the current 5000G series of APUs to the 8700G and 8600G is nothing short of extraordinary. How do we know, you ask? Well, thanks to the Geekbench site, a haven for benchmarking enthusiasts, we have access to test runs that reveal the true power of these mighty beasts.
The Geekbench 6 runs, shared by the enigmatic @Olrak29_, have set the gaming world ablaze with excitement. With a single-core score of 2720, the 8700G flaunts its superiority, boasting a whopping 35% increase over its predecessor, the 5700G, which humbly scores just under 2000 points (depending on whose test run you take as the baseline, of course). As for the 8600G, its single-core score of 2474 reigns supreme, showcasing a 30% surge over the 5600G. But wait, there's more! It's not just single-core performance that receives a boost. The multi-core scores soar sky-high, with improvements ranging from a staggering 49% (5600G to 8600G) to an awe-inspiring 64% (5700G to 8700G). The power of these APUs knows no bounds!
But that's not all, my friends. Prepare to have your visual senses dazzled, for the integrated GPU performance is set to reach new heights. The 8000G series chips are rumored to feature the magnificent RDNA 3 architecture graphics, surpassing the older RDNA 2 graphics found in the 5000G series. The world will be your canvas as you immerse yourself in stunning visuals and unleash your gaming prowess.
So, dear readers, if you find yourself yearning for a mini gaming PC that combines power and performance, look no further than the upcoming AMD 8000G series of APUs. These technological marvels are destined to make waves when they make their grand entrance on January 31. Embrace the power, embrace the future!
Now, tell us, dear gamers, will you be among the fortunate souls to claim one of AMD's new APUs? We eagerly await your thoughts on the PCGamesN Facebook and X pages. Let your voices be heard and join us in celebrating this monumental leap in gaming technology. The era of Zen 4 APUs is upon us, and together, we shall conquer new gaming frontiers!