Ryzen 7 8700G becomes significantly faster thanks to faster RAM
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Ryzen 7 8700G becomes significantly faster thanks to faster RAM

The first reviews of AMD Ryzen 8000G hybrid processors show that their integrated graphics cannot cope with entry-level graphics cards in most cases. In some configurations, parity with the GeForce GTX 1650 and the Radeon RX 6500 XT is still possible, but only in some cases. And with the additional overclocking, the iGPU even outperforms these desktop graphics cards.

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Let’s remember that the Ryzen 7 8700G has an integrated Radeon 780M graphics core with 12 execution units (768 stream processors, 48 ​​texture units and 32 rasterization units). Embedded offers full support for the DirectX 12 Ultimate API, including ray tracing.

According to one of the Chinese reviewers of the BiliBili platform, the integrated graphics of the Ryzen 7 8700G processor with additional overclocking outperforms the GeForce RTX 1650 in the 3DMark TimeSpy test. It is important to clarify that in addition to the iGPU, the Chinese blogger also overclocked the processor itself, as well as the RAM. The iGPU frequency has been increased from the default 2.9 GHz to 3.4 GHz. Like the predecessors of the Ryzen 5000G series (Cezanne), the new Ryzen 8000G processors (Hawk Point) received a more advanced memory controller, in contrast to the main processor series Ryzen 7000 (Raphael). This means that the chips can work with faster RAM and benefit significantly from this – especially in terms of integrated graphics performance.

A Chinese reviewer was able to successfully run DDR5-8400 RAM on a system with a Ryzen 7 8700G. The combination of overclocking the processor, graphics and memory led to a 17 percent increase in performance in the 3DMark TimeSpy test, allowing the “built-in” graphics card to overtake the discrete GeForce GTX 1650.

Tests on the YouTube channel HardwareUnboxed also showed high performance of the integrated graphics of the Ryzen 7 8700G processor. And this chip turned out to be weaker than the combination of Radeon RX 6500 XT and Ryzen 7 7700, but was able to outperform the combination of the Ryzen 7 5700G processor and the same discrete graphics card.


Interestingly, in some games, combining the Ryzen 7 8700G with a discrete graphics card proved to be slower than this hybrid processor alone. However, the “integration” was significantly weaker in most games.

Today, numerous specialist media and observers published reviews of the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G processors. You can find the most important features and their gaming performance in our separate article.

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