AMD Ryzen 7 5700G – Tom’s Hardware

The eight-core 16-thread Ryzen 7 5700G marks the arrival of AMD’s first 7nm ‘Cezanne’ Zen 3 APUs for desktop PCs, and today we’re taking an early look at the chips. AMD plans to use the Cezanne chips to plug big price gaps in its Ryzen 5000 lineup that dominates our Best CPU list and CPU Benchmark hierarchy, but they’re limited to the OEM market until the full retail launch on August 5, 2021. Anticipation is high, though, so we grabbed an off-the-shelf system from HP to take the Ryzen 7 5700G for a spin.

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware

AMD AM5 / 600-Series Chipset Specs Leak?

Without a doubt, the biggest shock is that the AM5 platform, at least initially on the 600 series motherboards, will not offer PCI-E 5.0 support. It appears that, at least for the moment, this will remain entirely exclusive to the Zen4 Genoa platform utilized for their HEDT EPYC processors. – The plot, however, does thicken.

It is being suggested that the AM5 socket will not be introduced until 2022 (and possibly quite late in the year). This means several things. Firstly, that it’s unlikely we’re going to get Ryzen 6000 CPU releases this year. Secondly, that Intel is going to have a pretty good head start in DDR5 memory. Thirdly though, and this is a big one, the gap is going to potentially be even bigger with Intel offering PCI-E 5.0 support while AMD, even with the launch of this new AM5 platform, will apparently not.

Read more @ eTeknix

AGESA 1.2.0.2 BIOS Updates for USB Issues Coming Soon

Per a prost from AMD via Reddit, we can expect an AGESA update shortly to address the known USB connectivity issues. AGESA 1.2.0.2 will be used to deploy this update to the masses:

We would like to thank the community here on r/AMD for its assistance with logs and reports as we investigated the intermittent USB connectivity you highlighted. With your help, we believe we have isolated the root cause and developed a solution that addresses a range of reported symptoms, including (but not limited to): USB port dropout, USB 2.0 audio crackling (e.g. DAC/AMP combos), and USB/PCIe Gen 4 exclusion.

AMD has prepared AGESA 1.2.0.2 to deploy this update, and we plan to distribute 1.2.0.2 to our motherboard partners for integration in about a week. Customers can expect downloadable BIOSes containing AGESA 1.2.0.2 to begin with beta updates in early April. The exact update schedule for your system will depend on the test and implementation schedule for your vendor and specific motherboard model. If you continue to experience intermittent USB connectivity issues after updating your system to AGESA 1.2.0.2, we encourage you to download the standalone AMD Bug Report Tool and open a ticket with AMD Customer Support.

AMD Brings Power of “Zen 3” to Mobile

SANTA CLARA, Calif. 03/16/2021

Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the AMD Ryzen™ PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors, bringing the uncompromising performance and efficiency of the “Zen 3” core architecture to premium business laptops. Paired with AMD PRO technologies that offer strengthened multi-layer enterprise-class security features and powerhouse productivity, the new AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors are built to meet the demands of the modern workforce. With broad availability from HP and Lenovo expected starting in Q2, the number of AMD-powered enterprise notebooks is expected to triple by the end of 2021.

“Navigating an increasingly distributed work environment requires more performance and security from our professional laptops. Businesses need to be confident they are investing in technology that will meet the needs of their employees, whether they are working remotely or from the office,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, AMD. “The new AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors significantly increase the capabilities of ultrathin enterprise notebooks and deliver best-in-class user experiences with leadership performance, exceptional battery life and robust security features for every work environment.”

AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors

AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Mobile Processors are built to provide a powerful computing experience with security features for today’s demanding business environments.

  • Leading performance for top-level productivity and collaboration
    • The AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U processor, with 8 cores and 16 threads, delivers leadership CPU performance, offering up to 57%2 more multi-threaded performance than the competition.
    • AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U processor is designed for the increased demand in productivity, offering up to 23%3 faster performance for home and office productivity than the competition.
  • Enhanced power efficiency
    • Built for all-day battery life and productivity, along with the optimized 7nm “Zen 3” core architecture, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U processor offers up to 17.54 hours of battery life.
  • Modern AMD PRO Technologies
    • AMD PRO security provides a multi-layered approach to security features by embedding defenses at every level, from silicon through operating system. AMD Memory Guard, exclusive to AMD Ryzen PRO processors and automatically enabled on Microsoft Secured-Core PCs, helps enable data and identity protection, while AMD Shadow Stack helps provide hardware enabled protection against malware attacks.
    • AMD PRO manageability enables a full manageability feature set for simplified deployment, imaging and management that is compatible with modern IT infrastructures. AMD Ryzen PRO processors offer full support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager to deliver a flexible and integrated cloud management solution.
    • AMD PRO business ready technologies bring enterprise-grade computing solutions designed for quality and reliability, in addition to platform longevity. AMD Ryzen PRO processors feature 18-months of planned software stability and 24-months of planned availability. ​

Read more @ AMD Newsroom

AMD Ryzen 5 5300G Tested

While still yet to be officially announced, a claimed Ryzen 5 5300G has been put through some testing. User Hugo has a video detailing performance as well as specifications of a purported engineering sample. Numerous benchmarks against the 4350G, as well as other competing products are provided. Head on over and take a look.

Possible Fixes for AMD Ryzen USB Issues?

Per a user post on Reddit, AMD has been giving out some advice on how to tackle the current USB issues with Ryzen 3/5000 series chips on the 4/500 motherboards. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the advice mimics much of what individual uses have reported doing to address the issue via C-States in the BIOS, as well as manual configuration of PCIE 3. Here’s AMD’s advice:

Based on user feedback we have received; the suggestions below could improve or resolve general USB device stuttering issues.

  1. Verify that your motherboard is updated to the latest BIOS version and configured using optimized/factory default settings. Check your motherboard manufacturer’s website for BIOS update and download instructions.
  2. Check if your Windows 10 is on the latest build and fully up to date. For information on updating Windows 10, please refer to Microsoft article: Update Windows 10
  3. Ensure that the Ryzen chipset driver from AMD is installed and up to date. Latest Ryzen chipset driver version is 2.13.27.501 and can be download here.

If you continue to experience USB connectivity problems after following the suggestions above, you may consider using either of the following workaround:

  1. Set PCIe mode from Gen4/Auto to Gen 3 in the BIOS
  2. Disable Global C-State in the BIOS.

These settings are found in the BIOS. Please refer to the motherboard user manual if more information is needed.

Coming Soon: AMD AGESA 1.2.0.1 BIOS Updates

AMD has confirmed that the AGESA 1.2.0.1 BIOS’ are coming, with several fixes. What fixes are we looking at? Well, here’s the list from AMD’s post:

1) Fix: False SMART errors on Hynix NVMe
2) Fix: Intermittent SSD detection for M.2 SATA devices
3) Improve L3$ bandwidth in AIDA64
4) Improve stability if user disables cores on 5600X/5800X with AMD Ryzen Master

If you’ve been hitting any of these issues, keep and eye out for a BIOS update for your motherboard.

Hardware Review Roundup (2/23)

Audio: ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Headset @ TweakTown, ASUS ROG Delta S USB-C Headset @ TweakTown, SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless Headset @ KitGuru

Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS 2TB @ Guru3D, ORICO Portable M.2 Enclosure @ ThinkComputers, Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS 2TB @ NikKTech, ADATA XPG Gammix S70 2 TB @ TechPowerUp

Cooling: Deepcool AS500 @ ThinkComputers

Graphics: Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Ti iCHILL X3 @ TweakTown

Memory: Patriot Viper Steel RGB 32GB DDR4 @ NikKTech, Patriot Viper Steel RGB DDR4-3200 2x16GB @ APH Networks

Accessories: CORSAIR MM700 RGB Extended Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad @ [M]adShrimps

Peripherals: Patriot Viper V730 Keyboard @ FunkyKit, Dream Machines DM6 Holey Duo @ TechPowerUp, HyperX Pulsefire Raid Gaming Mouse @ FunkyKit

CPU: AMD RYZEN 5 5600X @ PCTestBench

PSU: Cooler Master V850 SFX Gold 850W @ APH Networks

Laptop: Apple MacBook Air M1 @ DVHardware, ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE GX551 @ TechSpot

AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G OC’d to 4.8GHz

A post over at Baidu shows an overclocking result for a purported AMD Ryzen 5750G Pro. The reporter had the chip overclocked at 4.8GHz at a whopping 1.47V to achieve stability. Apparently, the chip managed 4.9Ghz at 1.5V, but was unstable. I can’t say I’d sign up for those voltage levels long term, but it’s an interesting data point to see nonetheless. Head over to see more, but bring your translator.

Friday Review Roundup

Cooling: DEEPCOOL CASTLE 240R @ TweakTown, NZXT Kraken X53 RGB AIO @ NikKTech

Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine RGB @ PCTestBench, Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO SL DDR4-3600 @ TweakTown, Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4-3200  @ TweakTown, Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL @ Neoseeker

Monitors: AOC CU34G2X @ Guru3D, Aorus FI27Q-X @ Hexus

Graphics: ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 OC Edition @ TweakTown

Storage: WD Black SN850 1TB @ TechPowerUp

CPUs: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX vs Ryzen 7 5800H @ TechSpot