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AMD's new Ryzen APU competes in graphics performance with one of Nvidia's most popular GPUs

AMD's new Ryzen APU competes in graphics performance with one of Nvidia's most popular GPUs

As we told you a while ago, AMD Very soon the company is preparing to bring to the market brand new APUs that will have modern integrated graphics and RDNA 3 architecture. Now, as often happens shortly before the release of new devices, benchmarks have leaked online revealing what performance levels we can expect.

In particular, two tests of the upcoming Ryzen 5 8600G were found in the Geekbench database. The APU was tested in Geekbench 6.2.2's Vulkan and OpenCL benchmarks, where its graphics competed with Nvidia's GTX 1060, which remains one of the most popular graphics cards still used by millions of PC gamers.

Going into details, the Ryzen 5 8600G scored 30,770 points in the Vulkan benchmark and 24,842 points in the corresponding OpenCL benchmark. The Vulkan score is better than the GTX 1060 with a score of 30,186, while in OpenCL the APU does not perform well, with the Nvidia card scoring 34,507.

However, the 8600G's numbers are impressive, considering it's integrated graphics. Obviously the GTX 1060 may not be cutting edge anymore, but the performance is certainly enough for most games and the APU will be ideal for budget PCs until someone buys a discrete graphics card later.

In fact, the 8600G, which includes Radeon 760M graphics according to both listings, won't even be the best APU in AMD's new lineup. The company is also expected to release the Ryzen 7 8700G, which is rumored to feature a Radeon 780M as an iGPU, with theoretically up to 50% better performance.

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