AMD Ryzen 5 8600G ‘AM5 APU’ is Faster Than a Desktop GTX 1060

The Ryzen 5 8600G from AMD’s upcoming AM5 APU platform has been benchmarked in Geekbench, confirming the lineup’s existence. For context, AMD is prepping to launch an APU series based on Zen4 and RDNA3 for desktop by the end of January. Read more about that here.

Ryzen 5 8600G Eclipses the GTX 1060 in Synthetic Testing

A couple of recent benchmarks at Geekbench showcase the performance of the Ryzen 5 8600G. Regarding specifications, the Ryzen 5 8600G features 6 cores / 12 threads based on the Zen4 architecture. It has a base clock speed of 4.35GHz, boosting up to 5GHz. The APU comprises 6MB of L2 cache and 16MB of L3 cache.

Ryzen 5 8600G Benchmark Test-Bench | Geekbench

Featuring the Phoenix 1 die, the 8600G hosts the Radeon 760M iGPU and uses a 4 CU configuration. As for the test bench, the Ryzen 5 8600G was coupled with the MEG X670E ACE motherboard with 32GB of DDR5-6000 memory.

Using the Balanced power preset, the Ryzen 5 8600G scores 30770 points in Vulkan. Moving over to OpenCL, the score stands at a decent 24842 points.

  • Ryzen 5 8600G Vulkan Score

To put that into perspective, let’s go over the Vulkan scores first. Scoring 30736 points lands the Radeon 760M slightly faster than the GTX 1060 (3GB). That is an impressive feat, though it is beaten by Meteor Lake’s iGPU by a very small margin.

Radeon 760M (Ryzen 5 8600G) Vulkan Score

The OpenCL score is a bit disappointing as the iGPU fails to match most other renowned GPUs. Since this is an early benchmark, the performance could very well improve with launch-day drivers. Moreover, a synthetic test can hardly determine the real-world performance of a GPU.

Radeon 760M (Ryzen 5 8600G) OpenCL Score

Release Date

A previous leak alleges that AMD will launch the Ryzen 7 8700G, the Ryzen 5 8600G, and the Ryzen 3 8500G on the 31st of January. A Ryzen 7 5700X3D is also in consideration, with similar specs to the 5800X3D but lower frequencies.

AMD is also eyeing on releasing a new ‘GT’ series for AM4 with the Ryzen 5 5600GT and the Ryzen 5 5500GT. That’s not all because Team Red gamers are anticipating the Radeon RX 7600 XT with a massive 16GB framebuffer, launching in a few weeks.

Source: Geekbench (Vulkan, OpenCL)


Abdullah Faisal

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