AMD Ryzen 8000 APUs Leaked, Gaming Desktop CPUs to Follow

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AMD’s Ryzen 8000 series gaming CPUs may arrive relatively soon, as desktop APU news leaks out on the product support pages of both ASUS and ASRock. There has been plenty of speculation regarding when the new generation of AMD chips would launch, given the fact that Ryzen 7000 launched back in September of 2022, and is approaching the end of it’s natural lifecycle.

For this reason, we’ve been expecting to hear news about any potential Ryzen 8000 gaming desktop options – the first of which appears to have reared it’s head in the form of Ryzen 8000 APUs.

APUs combine a CPU with strong integrated graphics, and are often a great bet for gamers shopping on a particularly tight budget. This new information has surfaced on the ASUS CPU support page for two motherboards, and was uncovered by the renowned hardware detective ‘@monomo_us’ on X. He revealed the key spec information of six upcoming AMD APU models, spanning across the Ryzen 3, 5 and 7 product lines.

CPU NameCore CountBase ClockTDPL3 Cache
Ryzen 3 8300G4 3.45GHz65W8MB
Ryzen 3 PRO 8300G4 3.45GHz65W32MB
Ryzen 5 7500F63.7GHz65W32MB
Ryzen 5 760063.8GHz65W32MB
Ryzen 5 8500G63.35GHz65W16MB
Ryzen 5 8600G84.35GHz65W16MB
Ryzen 5 PRO 764563.8GHz65W16MB
Ryzen 5 PRO 8500G63.55GHz65W16MB
Ryzen 7 770083.8GHz65W32MB
Ryzen 7 7800X3D84.2GHz120W96MB
Ryzen 7 8700G84.2GHz65W16MB
Ryzen 8000G Specifications, Source: ASUS

At a glance, we can see a number of key spec information pertaining to these new APUs, including their base clock speeds, cache, and TDP. For example, the Ryzen 7 8700G is expected to sport 8 Zen4 cores, at a 4.2GHz base clock speed. Boost clock details are absent from this particular listing, but further leaks suggest that 5.1GHz is the potential upper-limit. There doesn’t seem to be any data verifying the RDNA 3 graphics specs, but we’re likely to see more information circulate in time.

ASRock also seems to have accidentally leaked information about the Ryzen 7 8700G, with a screenshot of the specifications within CPU-Z. This consolidates the spec information that we saw from the ASUS listing, while also confirming that X670 & X670E motherboards will support a max RAM capacity of 256GB. This has been teased by MSI too, though it hasn’t been officially confirmed that AMD Ryzen 8000G chips will support this.

AMD Ryzen 8000 APU Leaks
Source: ASRock

While the Ryzen 8000 desktop APUs do stand to offer an interesting value-proposition for a number of consumers, this news indicates to us that we may see desktop CPUs release in the very near future too. There is clearly dedicated silicon for a Ryzen 8000 range of options. And because these APUs have seen a resultant platform upgrade, such as higher boost clock speeds, an increased RAM capacity, and a better graphics chip, it is likely that we’ll see a similar treatment with the gaming desktop options later down the line.

As a general rule of thumb, a new generation of Ryzen chips usually launches about a year and a half after their predecessors, which would put us on track for a launch in the first half of 2024. Whilst this remains speculation of course, it is indeed new hardware that we can start to feel excited about!

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