On the eBay marketplace, an offer has appeared in the form of a quad-core AMD Ryzen 3 5300G APU based on the Zen 3 architecture. The chip belongs to the desktop part of the Cezanne family, which AMD has not even officially presented yet. Despite this fact, some vendors are already selling engineering samples of this family of processors. Previously, for example, the same seller offered an eight-core Ryzen 7 5700G model.
Ryzen 3 5300G engineering sample with ID 100-000000262-30_Y has a base frequency of 3.5 GHz. The source of the chip is unknown, but AMD and Intel are constantly providing engineering samples to motherboard manufacturers and system integrators long before the official release of the new series of processors. The seller estimated the “engineer” at $ 177.
The product description initially indicated that processor support is very limited, since many motherboards cannot yet work with Cezanne hybrid APUs. He later added that the problem was in the integrated graphics core, for which the required driver was not available, but one of the “caring fans” provided a beta version of the driver. It also comes with a processor.
In its current state, the AMD Ryzen 3 5300G engineering sample scores 570 points in the single-core CPU-Z test and 3003 points in the multi-core test.
The seller also provided the results of testing the chip in Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R20 tests, but only in multichannel mode. In the first, he scored 2068 points, and in the second – 2685 points, respectively.
He also posted a video demonstrating the use of the Ryzen 3 5300G engineering sample:
The previous series of Zen 2 (Renoir) APUs were marketed exclusively through off-the-shelf OEMs. However, in some markets, chips did appear as a separate product, albeit unofficially.
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