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AMD Ryzen 7 8700G desktop APU with Radeon 780M pops up on Geekbench

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G desktop APU visits Geekbench (Image source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 7 8700G desktop APU visits Geekbench (Image source: AMD)
Soon to be officially unveiled by AMD, the Ryzen 7 8700G has surfaced on Geekbench. The Hawk Point AM5 desktop APU went through ML tests on the benchmarking platform, which evaluated the AI capacities of the chipsets. According to the results, the upcoming processor did better than the Ryzen 9 7940HS.

The AMD Ryzen 7 8700G will be among the first desktop APUs for the new AM5 socket. Being a part of the newly announced Ryzen 8000G Hawk Point lineup, it will have support for PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 RAM. As the processor lineup is scheduled to launch soon, motherboard manufacturers have now started to test out the samples. Some of these test results are now getting spotted.

For example, a set of AMD Ryzen 7 8700G benchmarks has surfaced on Geekbench. It’s running on the Gigabyte X670E AORUS MASTER motherboard (curr. $450 on Amazon) with 32 GB of RAM. As the benchmark results show (picture attached below), the APU features 8 cores, 16 threads, 8 MB of L2 cache, and 16 MB of L3 cache. Its base frequency is at 4.2 GHz, with the boost clock reaching up to 5.1 GHz.

As for the iGPU, this Hawk Point APU packs the much-known Radeon 780M with 12 compute units and a clock speed of around 3.0 GHz. Now, when it comes to performance, the Ryzen 7 8700G achieved 5225 points in the ONNX DirectML Inference tests. On ONNX CPU Inference tests, the processor scored 3933 points.

These numbers are better than the Ryzen 9 7940HS, but it’s unclear whether the tests utilized the Ryzen AI “XDNA” NPU inside the Ryzen 7 8700G. For those unaware, Hawk Point APUs will feature an upgraded NPU, which will bring 16 TOPS of performance. To compare, the Phoenix Point APUs could offer 10 TOPS.

On that note, the ONNX DirectML Inference tests utilized the iGPU of the Ryzen 7 8700G. The results show that the APU sits higher than the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (Acer Swift Go 14 curr. $1000 on Amazon). For context, team Blue achieved a score of up to 4408 in the same tests with the Intel Arc Xe-LPG GPU.

ONNX DirectML Inference result (Image source: Geekbench)
ONNX DirectML Inference result (Image source: Geekbench)

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Abid Ahsan Shanto, 2023-12-22 (Update: 2023-12-22)