New leak reveals upcoming Ryzen 5000G APU specifications


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In brief: AMD's Ryzen 5000 family wouldn't be complete without the launch of a few APUs for system builders, but the company has yet to make an official reveal. The leaks so far show these chips might be a good option for people who don't need a graphics card or as a stop-gap solution in case they simply can't find or afford the one in their wishlist.

After revealing the much-anticipated Ryzen 5000 series of desktop and laptop processors, AMD's next step is likely to unleash some Zen 3 APUs. These often come as lower-cost CPU alternatives with integrated graphics for system builders, OEMs, and people on a budget. At present they might even soothe some low-spec gamers' hearts during an ongoing GPU drought that will likely extend into next year.

Earlier this week, one pre-built PC merchant started offering a new line of "No GPU" gaming systems for people that happen to have a graphics card but wish to upgrade the rest of their system. But some people looking to build their first gaming PC have had little luck finding a good entry-level graphics card, and Nvidia's efforts to release stocks of older models have done little in the grand scheme of things. And s