The 8700G is part of the Zen 4, Zen 7000-class processor family, which also includes the Radeon 700M GPU in the same chip. This integrated graphics portion of the processor is based on RDNA 3 architecture and uses up to twelve compute units. AMD claims that these iGPUs are powerful enough to play most PC games at 1080p resolution.

So far, this is the best-integrated graphics available in a desktop CPU. But will this new APU be able to compete with your graphics card? Let's find out in this review.

AMD has announced four new Ryzen 8000G series chips so far. Today we’re going to focus on the 8700G.

The 8700G comes with 8 cores / 16 threads and clocks up to 5.1 GHz. The TDP is 65 watts. It’s built on a 4nm process and the cores are built on Zen 4 architecture. Because it’s a monolithic design and it also includes a relatively large GPU, some things like the cache capacity have been sacrificed in comparison to the standard Ryzen 7 7000 series.

For example, the Ryzen 8700G has a 16MB L3 cache and an 8MB L2 cache. The Ryzen 7 7700, on the other hand, has a 32MB L3 cache but an 8 MB L2 capacity.

The RDNA 2 GPU in the Ryzen 7 7700 has only 2 cores and a 2.2 GHz boost clock, while the RDNA 780M in the 8700G has 12 cores and a RDNA 3 GPU with a 2.9 GHz boost clock. As a result, you can expect a lot more out of the 8700G’s integrated graphics.