It is uncommon for a business to reveal features for one of its new products only to later retract such announcements. However, AMD has recently been caught in such a scenario with the launch of its new Ryzen 8000G APUs.
The red team has recently made a dramatic U-turn and removed ECC RAM support from the Ryzen 8000G specifications page after first confirming support for ECC (Error-Correcting Code) memory during its launch last month.
Therefore, if you were eyeing the Ryzen 8000G series in the hopes of finding ECC RAM compatibility, that isn’t going to happen.
Since ECC RAM can correct data errors in real time, it is particularly valuable in professional-grade semiconductors such as AMD’s Ryzen Pro series, where data integrity is crucial.
Consumers who purchased compatible ECC memory modules and the high-end Ryzen 7 8700G were put in a difficult situation when they discovered that ECC support was a myth.
In addition to being frustrating, this misleading approach from AMD has sparked questions regarding false advertising and the accuracy of product specs that are posted online.
Currently, there are four Ryzen 8000G variants available from AMD that are compatible with AM5 platforms. The Ryzen 3 8300G and Ryzen 5 8500G feature the Pheonix 2 architecture, offering up to 6 cores and Radeon 740M integrated graphics.
The high-end Ryzen 8700G, on the other hand, features eight high-performance Zen 4 cores and the better Radeon 780M GPU. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 8600G and the Ryzen 7 8700G use the more sophisticated Phoenix architecture.
The purpose of Phoenix-based APUs is to provide improved performance for graphical and general computing applications. To improve machine learning capabilities, the Phoenix platform also includes a Ryzen AI accelerator.
Users who still want ECC support on AMD APUs should look forward to the Ryzen Pro 8000G series, which will be designed to handle professional tasks featuring AMD Memory Guard for encrypting DRAM and DASH remote administration.
These AM5 platform-specific Pro series APUs are intended for consumers who require an additional degree of security and dependability for their jobs. However, AMD has yet to make an official announcement and is currently limited to last-generation Ryzen Pro APUs, like the Ryzen Pro 4000G and 5000G series.
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