AMD Radeon 5700G Review

By Dzhingarov

AMD’s 5700G is an ideal mid-range PC. Equipped with integrated Vega 8 graphics, its low to medium settings support for popular titles like LOL, TF2, Dota 2 and Minecraft make this model suitable.

This chip utilizes the Cezanne die found in mobile Ryzen APUs and features 7 Vega compute units as well as 16MB of L3 cache memory.


Price for amd radeon vega 8 depends on which processor type and other components you combine with it, such as graphics cards. A low-end chip may cost under $200 while more costly models might approach $400. Furthermore, consider power consumption of GPU as it will impact gaming performance.

AMD’s Vega integrated graphics chips are great for light gaming. Based on GCN (Graphics Core Next), they feature eight compute units or CUs and support for DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.6 and Vulkan graphics APIs.

However, for higher settings of games with demanding requirements such as Doom 3, you will require a dedicated GPU. The 5700G’s integrated graphics processor (iGPU) simply isn’t powerful enough to run modern titles at full resolution; even at 1080p with minimum settings it won’t reach 30 FPS on average.

Noticeable on the 5700G is its limited compute units compared with other versions of Vega GPU, meaning it cannot handle as many pixels at one time. Furthermore, its performance may drop compared to other variants which could result in framerate drops during some games.

Due to these reasons, the 5700G isn’t recommended for budget builds or people looking for casual gaming; however, it may make for an excellent addition in an HTPC, providing basic tasks and media playback capabilities.

Intel mobile CPUs also include integrated graphics, but these are more limited. Intel’s base iGPU is the MX250 and can only manage light to casual gaming; not as good as discrete GPUs but still more than adequate for most users.


AMD Radeon Vega 8 GPUs can be found integrated in many main processors for laptops. They provide good enough graphics processing power for light gaming as well as video and image editing tasks, and support various display resolutions; some models even accelerate DirectX/OpenCL applications up to five times faster!

The GPU utilizes a multi-chip design to deliver high performance and energy efficiency, processing complex images and data quickly in order to render realistic scenes with lighting, shadows and reflections in games and other applications. Furthermore, this advanced rendering technique produces more accurate lighting and shadow effects in scenes than ever before.

We conducted benchmark tests with the Vega 8 and found it capable of handling high-resolution games such as Battlefield 1 and Far Cry 5. Furthermore, this chip easily managed 4K video playback without causing any noticeable issues.

However, in our tests it was unable to match more powerful discrete cards like the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti. However, its performance was comparable with that of a Core i5-11400F CPU while not quite matching that of the Ryzen 7 5700X.

AMD’s latest APUs combine CPU and GPU architectures on Cezanne chips for maximum efficiency, decreasing latency between cores while improving cache efficiency by two times. Furthermore, their memory unified setup is useful in handling large data sets efficiently.

The 5700G contains an Nvidia Vega 8 GPU that features eight compute units and can reach 2 GHz clockspeeds; this represents a step down from previous-generation Nvidia GPUs that featured 16 compute units; however, APUs still offer superior graphics performance compared to Intel UHD Graphics 620 APUs.

The CPU cores on the Vega 8 employ Zen 3 architecture, providing improved instructions per cycle and branch prediction over its predecessor generations. Furthermore, APUs boast one 16MB L3 cache cluster compared to two four-core clusters in Renoir chips; this improved cache efficiency reduces both heavily-threaded workloads’ IO overhead as well.


Memory plays an integral role in the performance of GPUs (graphics processing units). It stores data used by the GPU to render graphics, so having a high memory clock speed is vital – as higher transfer rates result in more data being transferred per cycle and increase overall GPU performance. Furthermore, dedicated video RAM plays an integral part in its effectiveness; more VRAM allows you to run games at higher settings while having faster bus width provides quicker access times for quicker access times.

VRAM (graphics RAM) is a type of memory designed specifically to store graphics data. Its capacity determines how much detail a GPU can display on one screen at once; and its size can have a direct impact on performance overall. Newer generations of GDDR memory provide increased transfer rates and quicker access times that further boost GPU performance.

Memory on a GPU can also be affected by its operating temperature. Running it under full load will require additional power for optimal performance, which could create heat dissipation issues if an ineffective cooling system is in place. Therefore, keeping temperatures down with appropriate cooling solutions is key to keeping GPU memory operational at peak performance levels.

Some games use the GPU’s dedicated memory for storing game data, while others utilize shared or the CPU cache as storage. Dedicate memory is generally preferred because it provides superior latency – essential when gaming – as well as supporting features like Ray Tracing and DLSS that enhance visual quality in games.

Gaming computers need more than RAM and GPU – in particular they require fast processors and motherboards with enough horsepower to support a powerful GPU, large hard drives for storage purposes, as well as dedicated sound cards to provide audio output.

AMD Vega 8 is an integrated graphics processor found within laptops featuring AMD Ryzen 5 series main processors from AMD. Based on GCN 5.0 architecture, this GPU contains 512 shaders and 32 texture mapping units as well as having a base clock frequency of 300MHz while drawing 25W maximum power consumption; making it suitable for light gaming applications.


The $499 Vega 8 can handle smooth gaming in popular titles like League of Legends (med settings), Dota 2, Overwatch, CS: GO and Quake Champions from 1080p up to 1440p resolution. Furthermore, due to its 14nm process and power-saving features, its relatively low power consumption makes it suitable for thin and lightweight laptops.

AMD’s Vega architecture represents a substantial upgrade over its Polaris GPUs, offering performance comparable to Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1070 in most situations. But its performance does not surpass Nvidia’s latest offerings which can often be found for half the price.

Of course, better cooling solutions could make a difference here, though we don’t expect that to make much of an impactful statement. AMD isn’t holding back any secrets with regards to air cooler performance for RX Vega; all cards we’ve tested so far feature blower-style integration. Once we get hold of some partner cards with custom cooler designs from board partner cards we may see if their results differ significantly from our own results.

One clever new feature to use is Radeon Chill, which automatically detects when you aren’t playing and ramps down your GPU to save power. Unfortunately, at present it only supports select titles; this list should expand rapidly over time to cover most popular titles including Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Battlefield 1 Skyrim and major esports titles.

Enabling this feature through the Radeon Software Gaming tab of Global Settings lets you monitor frame rate to determine when GPU power consumption needs to decrease. You can even cap target frame rates manually in order to further decrease power usage; though doing this in Twitch-based games where latency control takes priority should probably not be done.

Notable among these features is HBCC memory, which combines HBM2 storage on your card with your system RAM to form a larger memory pool. When not playing, the system uses any idle RAM space to free up room for GPU usage when not playing and vice versa when starting again – though this feature won’t dramatically change gameplay experience, it is nonetheless nice to have for when gaming needs a break or when stopping to go shopping!