An Ashes of the Singularity CPU benchmark listing has seemingly unveiled what looks like an eight-core Ryzen 7 4700G with integrated Vega graphics. Tipster @_rogame spotted the listing and according to them, the Ryzen 7 4700G will likely feature the Vega 8 iGPU, the same one powering the higher-end mobile Ryzen 7 4800H. It’s important to note here that the Ryzen 7 4700G is a desktop APU, meaning that power and thermal constraints are nowhere near as severe as on mobile. (divinewoodncrafts.com)
What this means is that the Vega 8 iGPU will really be able to stretch its legs, delivering a steady lock on its 1750 MHz max boost clock. This would mean integrated GPU performance that’s not far off from the GTX 1050 and a better-than-console gaming experience all around.
One potential stumbling block here is the price. These are what appear to be eight-core parts, which means CPU performance in the same ballpark as the high-end Ryzen 7 3700X. APUs have traditionally catered to the value/budget market, offering a good combination of CPU and GPU power to rationalize costs. If, however, this APU ends up costing over US$200, you might be better served picking up a Ryzen 3 3100 and a good budget GPU like the RX 590 or RX 580 (stock of which still sells in the US$150 range). As soon as we hear more, we’ll let you know.