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AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Dips To All-Time Low of $289

Ryzen 7 5700G
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When it comes to AMD's Zen 3 desktop processors, the Cezanne-based Ryzen 5000G family is perhaps the least well known. The flagship member of this family is the Ryzen 7 5700G, and it differs from the likes of the Ryzen 7 5800X due to its inclusion of an integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU, which is good enough for modest gaming. 

The Ryzen 7 5700G has an MSRP of $359, but is available today for just $289 at Amazon (a 19% discount). That's one of the best Black Friday CPU deals and a new low for the processor, even lower than when we first published this article earlier in the week and it was $309.

When it comes to specs, the Ryzen 7 5700G is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.6 GHz. In addition, AMD squeezes in 16MB of L3 cache (compared to 32MB for the Ryzen 7 5800X).

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G: was $359, now $289 at Amazon

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G: was $359, now $289 at Amazon
The Ryzen 7 5700G is an 8-core/16-thread Zen 3 APU with an integrated Vega 8 GPU. It has a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a 4.6 GHz boost clock. It's a performance bargain for eSports gamers.

Given that the Ryzen 7 5700G has a relatively low 65-watt TDP, it comes with a cooling solution in the box. The Wraith Stealth cooler is sufficient if you plan to keep the processor at stock speeds, but we'd suggest a beefier solution from our best CPU coolers list if you want to perform any serious overclocking. 

In our testing, we were able to dial the Vega 8 GPU all the way to 2.4 GHz (up from the stock 2 GHz). We achieved an all-core overclock of 4.5 GHz for the CPU but ran into some stability issues. However, you may fair better with AMD's Precision Boost Overdrive when it comes to extracting the most performance out of the processor.

We also found the Ryzen 7 5700G to offer incredible power efficiency and excellent gaming performance at 720p resolution across the board. Cranking the resolution up to 1080p whittled down the number of playable games, but fiddling around with individual image quality settings should help improve performance.

However, we should mention that the cheaper Ryzen 5 5600G offers a better price-to-performance ratio if you have a tight budget. And also, keep in mind that the Ryzen 5000G family is limited to PCIe 3.0 connectivity, unlike the Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X, for example, which support PCIe 4.0.

With that said, the Ryzen 7 5700G still represents a great performance bargain for someone looking to build a low-cost rig that can handle eSports titles without too much hassle. And given that finding a discrete GPU these days at MSRP is near-impossible, having a decently fast integrated GPU is an added bonus.

You can find even more savings at our best Black Friday CPU deals page. We're also tracking the best Black Friday monitor deals, best Black Friday SSD deals, best Black Friday gaming laptop deals, best Black Friday 3D printer deals, best Black Friday Raspberry Pi deals and the Best Black Friday PC hardware deals overall.

Best AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Deals

These are the best prices on the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G right now.

You can find even more savings at our best Black Friday CPU deals page. We're also tracking the best Black Friday monitor dealsbest Black Friday SSD dealsbest Black Friday gaming laptop dealsbest Black Friday 3D printer dealsbest Black Friday Raspberry Pi deals and the Best Black Friday PC hardware deals overall.

Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware. He has written about PC and Mac tech since the late 1990s with bylines at AnandTech, DailyTech, and Hot Hardware. When he is not consuming copious amounts of tech news, he can be found enjoying the NC mountains or the beach with his wife and two sons.

  • wifiburger
    I don't think any price drop on any G series models will move these from the stores . These CPU types are e-waste.

    No PCIE 4.0
    x16 for dedicated GPU ? It might be x8 but too lazy to check
    zen3 with poor boost freq and cache removed = trash performance for later GPU upgrades
    old GPU arch from decades ago.....
    Reply
  • agent88
    Micro Center has the Ryzen 7 5800X for $ 299. Much better deal than this!
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included - Micro Center
    Reply
  • SonoraTechnical
    agent88 said:
    Micro Center has the Ryzen 7 5800X for $ 299. Much better deal than this!
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included - Micro Center

    Why would you say that is a better deal? You then have to go spend good money on a Discrete graphics card...
    Reply
  • King_V
    wifiburger said:
    I don't think any price drop on any G series models will move these from the stores . These CPU types are e-waste.

    No PCIE 4.0
    x16 for dedicated GPU ? It might be x8 but too lazy to check
    zen3 with poor boost freq and cache removed = trash performance for later GPU upgrades
    old GPU arch from decades ago.....
    Decades ago?
    Reply
  • logainofhades
    wifiburger said:
    I don't think any price drop on any G series models will move these from the stores . These CPU types are e-waste.

    No PCIE 4.0
    x16 for dedicated GPU ? It might be x8 but too lazy to check
    zen3 with poor boost freq and cache removed = trash performance for later GPU upgrades
    old GPU arch from decades ago.....

    The arch isn't decades old. Vega is only 4yrs old. The performance is just fine, as you can see here.

    1440p, or 4k, the gap would be even smaller, or even non existent. Gaming rigs have 0 need for PCI-E gen 4.0.
    Reply