Last week, we reviewed the AMD Ryzen 5 8600G, a $229 AM5 processor packing the mobility Zen 4 core and the accompanying Radeon 760M graphics. Compared to the Ryzen 5 7600X, it features less L3 cache (16MB vs. 32MB). The space freed by the SRAM is used for a potent iGPU and an NPU unit that powers Ryzen AI technologies. Our unit was paired with the MSI B650 Gaming WiFi and 32GB DDR5-6400 DC (16GB x2) memory. The fabric clock was set to 2400MHz, while the controller clock was set to auto.
We first tested six titles at 1080p using the low-quality graphics settings. In-game FSR 2 was enabled wherever available with the “Balanced” mode on. In some of the popular titles of 2023, we got an average of 50-70 FPS with 1% lows over 35 FPS. The CPU + iGPU power consumption of the Ryzen 5 8600G stayed under 90W, averaging 83W to 87W in most cases.
Fluid Motion Frames on the Radeon 760M
Measuring Frame Generation performance using Fluid Motion Frames was less convenient than we’d have liked. AFMF is yet to support Intel Presentmon, the basis of popular benchmarking tools, including CapFrameX. Consequently, we had to rely on driver-reported data from Excel files.
F1 2022 averaged 67.5 FPS at 1080p with in-game FSR 2. Enabling AFMF propels the average framerate to ~132 FPS with lows of over 80 FPS for most of the benchmark.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider averaged 69 FPS using the “Low” preset at 1080p with in-game FSR. Enabling AFMF pushes the average to ~110 FPS, a lofty 60% uplift over native.
Hitman 3 averaged close to 90 FPS at 1080p with FSR 2. AFMF improves the frame rate by 44% to ~130 FPS with 99 percentiles of 80 FPS in most scenes.
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most well-optimized titles to launch in recent years. Using in-game FSR 2.1 (Balanced), it achieves an average of 50.7 FPS on the Radeon 760M/Ryzen 5 8600G. Throwing Fluid Motion Frame Generation into the mix buoys the framerate to 85 FPS, with lows of 50-60 FPS.
AMD Fluid Motion Frames and Ryzen 8000G Processors
The Ryzen 5 8600G is a capable CPU, performing in line with modern hex-core processors. The integrated Radeon 760M brings unprecedented performance gains to budget and SFF gaming segments. With a simple switch, you can achieve a solid 60 FPS in nearly every game at 1080p “Medium” and (at times) “High.”