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 (opens in new tab) submission (via Benchleaks (opens in new tab)) 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
|Cores / Threads||Base / Boost Clock (GHz)||Graphics Cores||Graphics Frequency (MHz)||TDP (W)||L3 Cache (MB)|
|Ryzen 7 5700X||8 / 16||3.4 / 4.6||N/A||N/A||65||32|
|Ryzen 7 5700G||8 / 16||3.8 / 4.6||RX Vega 8||2,000||65||16|
|Ryzen 7 5700||8 / 16||3.7 / 4.6||N/A||N/A||65||16|
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 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab), 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.