AMD introduced budget gaming processors Ryzen 7 8700G, Ryzen 5 8600G, Ryzen 5 8500G and Ryzen 3 8300G. One Ryzen 7 8700G can replace a combination of Core i5-13400F and GeForce GTX 1650

Today AMD officially introduced the Hawk Point family processor as part of the Ryzen 8000 line. There are four devices: Ryzen 7 8700G, Ryzen 5 8600G, Ryzen 5 8500G and Ryzen 3 8300G.

Ryzen 7 8700G has 8 Zen 4 cores with a frequency of up to 5.1 GHz and supports multi-threading. Cache memory size was 24 MB, TDP level was 65 W. Due to the fairly powerful built-in Radeon 780M GPU, the processor can replace a combination of Core i5-13400F and GeForce GTX 1650, if, of course, they play games at resolutions no higher than Full HD and use DDR5-6400 RAM: the performance of the Radeon 780M is highly dependent on memory bandwidth.

Ryzen 5 8600G – 6-core, 12-thread, up to 5.0 GHz, 22 MB cache, 65 W TDP. The iGPU Radeon 760M is no longer as powerful, as it only has eight compute units.

The Ryzen 5 8500G is also six-core, but the cores are different: two Zen 4 and four Zen 4c. However, 12 threads are supported. The GPU is even simpler — Radeon 740M, but otherwise the characteristics are the same as the Ryzen 5 8600G.

Finally, the Ryzen 3 8300G is a 4-core CPU (one Zen 4 and three Zen 4c cores), with support for multi-threading, a frequency of 4.9 GHz, 12 MB cache, 65 W TDP and a Radeon 740M iGPU.

The Ryzen 7 8700G, Ryzen 5 8600G and Ryzen 5 8500G will go on sale on January 31st for $330, $230 and $180 respectively. The Ryzen 3 8300G will be available to PC builders in the first quarter of this year.