AMD's Ryzen 7 5700 Emerges Without Radeon Vega iGPU

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AMD's Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors may be around the corner. However, the chipmaker isn't ready to retire the Ryzen 5000G (Cezanne) lineup. In the shape of the Ryzen 7 5700, an unreleased chip has emerged in the wild.

At first glance, the Ryzen 7 5700 looks like an iteration of the Ryzen 7 5700X or Ryzen 7 5700G. The Geekbench 5 submission (via Benchleaks) detected the unannounced chip as part of AMD's Cezanne family, so it's theoretically a member of AMD's Ryzen 5000G family of APUs. The Ryzen 7 5700 features the same formula as the Ryzen 7 5700G. The chip has eight Zen 3 cores with simultaneous multithreading (SMT) and 16MB of L3 cache. The clock speeds are different, though.

While the Ryzen 7 5700G has a 3.8 GHz base clock, the Ryzen 7 5700 seems to sport a 100 MHz slower base clock. In the Geekbench 5 run, the Ryzen 7 5700 averaged 4,617 MHz, which falls in line with the Ryzen 7 5700G's official 4.6 GHz boost clock. However, the biggest differentiator between the Ryzen 7 5700G and the Ryzen 7 5700 is that the latter lacks integrated graphics.

If you're familiar with AMD's terminology, the company uses the "G" suffix to denote products with integrated graphics. Therefore, the Ryzen 7 5700 doesn't have the Radeon Vega graphics engine at its disposal. It explains why the octa-core chip tapped Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 (Ampere) graphics card in the Geekbench 5 benchmark.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700 Specifications

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CPUCores / ThreadsBase / Boost Clock (GHz)Graphics CoresGraphics Frequency (MHz)TDP (W)L3 Cache (MB)
Ryzen 7 5700X8 / 163.4 / 4.6N/AN/A6532
Ryzen 7 5700G8 / 163.8 / 4.6RX Vega 82,0006516
Ryzen 7 57008 / 163.7 / 4.6N/AN/A6516

The Ryzen 7 5700 scored 1,546 points in the single-core test and 8,502 points in the multi-core test. Based on our tests, the Ryzen 7 5700G achieved 1,547 points and 9,032 points in the same tests. The single-core performance between the two processors was similar. However, the Ryzen 7 5700G delivered up to 6% higher multi-core performance.

The way it looks is that the Ryzen 7 5700 is the iGPU-less variant of the Ryzen 7 5700G with a slightly lower base clock. The performance is nearly identical to the Ryzen 7 5700G, which has a slight advantage in multi-threaded workloads. It's plausible that the Ryzen 7 5700 is an offshoot of the Ryzen 7 5700G, utilizing defective silicon that doesn't qualify for the latter. It's a clever way to maximize every bit of 7 nm silicon TSMC produces for AMD.

It's uncertain if the Ryzen 7 5700 is an OEM processor or if AMD will release it to the retail market. The Ryzen 7 5700G debuted at $359 but currently sells for $289. It'd be interesting to see how AMD prices the Ryzen 7 5700 since it's technically no longer an APU, losing the part of its essence that makes it attractive. To make the situation even more complicated, the Ryzen 7 5700X retails for $286.98, so it's a good option for consumers who want an eight-core, 16-thread Zen 3 65W chip and don't need integrated graphics. Unfortunately, the Ryzen 7 5700 will have a hard time finding its place in the DIY market unless AMD sells it for dirt cheap.

Zhiye Liu
News Editor and Memory Reviewer

Zhiye Liu is a news editor and memory reviewer at Tom’s Hardware. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • artk2219
    I feel like AMD needs to adopt the F suffix for CPU's like this, the Ryzen 7 5700F, itd probably be pretty solidly priced around the $199 mark, if they just want them gone then a price south of $180 should do the trick, i wonder how it stacks up against a 3700X.
  • digitalgriffin
    Admin said:
    Hardware detective discovers an unreleased AMD Ryzen 7 5700 processor from a Geekbench 5 submission.

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    Dirt cheap defective dies are more money than the recycling bin. I would have to see specs, but I would imagine it would slot in between a 3600 and 3600X mainly due because of the lost cache. But this depends on workload.
  • Foxlum
    This is definitely better for a business, but it's extremely unfortunate the G series doesn't do PCI 4, including these iGPU disabled chips. Making AMDs lineup of low-end Rx 6400 and 6500 XTs unfortunately more performance limited.