AMD Ryzen 7 5700G tilted on the left and AMD Ryzen 5 5600G tilted on the right with the text "vs" between them on a textured black background

Introduction

We performed full CPU performance reviews on the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G APU and AMD Ryzen 5 5600G APU.  In each review, we compared the APUs CPU performance to the relevant competition.  For the Ryzen 7 5700G, we compared it with the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 3700X.  For the Ryzen 5 5600G, we compared it with the Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 5 3600X.  Those full reviews explored synthetic benchmarks, and gaming performance testing the CPU side of performance out of them. 

We also tested the performance of the AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics built-in on the Ryzen 7 5700G in our Intel 12900K (UHD 770) iGPU vs AMD 5700G (Vega 8) APU Performance Benchmarks review. 

Now that we have the CPU performance data, we wanted to put the Ryzen 7 5700G vs Ryzen 5 5600G on some graphs for you to compare them to each other.  In this way, you can see what the difference in performance is between them proper.  You will be able to see what the Ryzen 7 5700G offers over the Ryzen 5 5600G, and how close the Ryzen 5 5600G comes to within the performance of the Ryzen 7 5700G.  This will help you make an informed buying decision as to which CPU best fits your needs, depending on the workloads you will be throwing at them.

Ryzen 7 5700G vs Ryzen 5 5600G Specs

In our full reviews for both APUs we went into detail on the specifications and architecture, so please check out those reviews linked in the Introduction above.  We will briefly remind you what the primary differences are between the two APUs here.

SpecificationRyzen 7 5700GRyzen 5 5600G
ArchitectureZen 3 / CezanneZen 3 / Cezanne
Process NodeTSMC 7nm FinFETTSMC 7nm FinFET
Cores/Threads8/166/12
L2+L3 Cache4MB L2/16MB L33MB L2/16MB L3
Base Frequency3.8GHz3.9GHz
Max Boost Frequency4.6GHz4.4GHz
TDP65W65W
Radeon GraphicsVega 8Vega 7
MSRP$359$259

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G are both based on AMD’s Zen 3 architecture, are codenamed Cezanne, and have integrated Radeon Graphics inside.  They are both based on the same manufacturing process. 

The primary thing that sets them apart is the core/thread count.  The Ryzen 7 5700G is an 8 core/16 thread APU while the Ryzen 5 5600G is a 6 core/12 thread APU.  They both utilize the same capacity L3 16MB Cache.  They both have TDPs of 65W. 

The Ryzen 7 5700G has a max boost frequency of 4.6GHz and the Ryzen 5 5600G has a max boost frequency of 4.4GHz.  The Ryzen 7 5700G has Vega 8 onboard while the Ryzen 5 5600G has Vega 7.  The Ryzen 7 5700G has an MSRP of $359 and the Ryzen 4 5600G is $259.

Test Setup

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU Performance Comparison System Hardware Setup table

We are using the MSI MEG CORELIQUID S360 AIO Cooler that we reviewed.  We will be using this same AIO for all CPUs in this review.  The motherboard we are using is an ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) motherboard.  The BIOS we are using is the official Version 4022 build from 12/14/2021.  We have a Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 CL16 16GB RAM Kit installed.  From ASUS’s webpage for this motherboard we are using Chipset drivers Version 3.10.22.706 dated 11/18/2021.

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Brent Justice

Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components for 20+ years, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer oriented...

5 comments

  1. How quickly things change. Even though I agree with the article conclusion, the soon to be released Ryzen 5 5600 would seem to be the best option for gaming while saving a few bucks.
  2. How quickly things change. Even though I agree with the article conclusion, the soon to be released Ryzen 5 5600 would seem to be the best option for gaming while saving a few bucks.

    If you consider that you are building a system, and want to save money by not buying a dedicated GPU, the G makes a lot of sense.
  3. If you consider that you are building a system, and want to save money by not buying a dedicated GPU, the G makes a lot of sense.
    And that's why I said "Gaming"
  4. Kinda surprised to see them tracking so close to each other.
    Gaming wise, not much of a surprise, but even in applications they were much closer than I expected.

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