AMD’s Ryzen 5000G processors are going to be available in the retail market, starting from the 5th of August. Be sure to check out our review of the 5600G if you already haven’t. In case you’re wondering whether your system is compatible, then fret not, it probably is. The Cezanne AM4 APUs are officially compatible with all B450, X470, A520, B550, and X570 motherboards, and we might also see custom firmware for certain X370|B350 boards as well. To boot your PC with a Ryzen 5000G SKU, your BIOS should be updated to AGESA 220.127.116.11, although AGESA 18.104.22.168b or high is recommended for the best experience.
In terms of the memory configuration, AMD recommends dual-channel 16GB 1600MHz RAM (DDR4-3200) with a CAS latency of 16. Most decent DDR4 kits these days feature this configuration, so it shouldn’t be hard to find one at an affordable price.
FSR really makes the new APUs look a lot better in gaming than they actually are. Over 30 FPS in 11 recent titles with the “Performance Mode” may seem like a neat deal, but at that preset, the game will look much like it’s actually running at 480p. We don’t recommend anything lower than the Quality Preset of FSR for bearable results.
Even without FSR, the Cezanne APUs easily beat the rival Intel parts, thanks to the tried and tested Vega iGPU, now running @ 2GHz on TSMC’s 7nm node. Near-100 FPS in most of the modern competitive titles is an impressive result.