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assuming your network can handle the stream, it will do just fine.
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This would be perfect for that
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If you're not serious about your PC build, this is a great chip.
What's with the comments? This is an APU, not a general purpose CPU. That's what the G stands for in the model number, Graphics (included). Of course the 5600X is a better CPU, because it must be paired with a graphics card. What APUs like this are for is gaming on a budget, on a small form factor build, or both.

BIOS updates for X370-based motherboards have been rolling out with compatibility for this CPU - my four year old ASRock X370 Pro4 had a beta BIOS update on April 29th adding compatibility for Cezanne APUs like this one.

$180 is a bargain to update your CPU if you have a compatible board! My HTPC build currently has a Ryzen 3 2200g, to upgrade it with a chip that is three years newer while not touching the motherboard is a dream.
Instead of a 5600G budget build, an extra:

$20 CPU - it's faster
$20 Motherboard - it has better components
$20 RAM - higher speed
$20 PSU - better brand
$20 Case - better ventilation

$200+ GPU - because you bought a 5600x instead which has no onboard graphics
$60 FANs - because you bought a case with better ventilation but it comes with no fans.

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If you're not serious about your PC build, this is a great chip.
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What's with the comments? This is an APU, not a general purpose CPU. That's what the G stands for in the model number, Graphics (included). Of course the 5600X is a better CPU, because it must be paired with a graphics card. What APUs like this are for is gaming on a budget, on a small form factor build, or both.

BIOS updates for X370-based motherboards have been rolling out with compatibility for this CPU - my four year old ASRock X370 Pro4 had a beta BIOS update on April 29th adding compatibility for Cezanne APUs like this one.

$180 is a bargain to update your CPU if you have a compatible board! My HTPC build currently has a Ryzen 3 2200g, to upgrade it with a chip that is three years newer while not touching the motherboard is a dream.
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As an owner of 5700G and 5800X, I want to say 5000 series APU is good ONLY IF you have no plan of buying a discrete GPU in the near future yet want to play some light games.

Lackluster performance isn't that great compared to zen 3 CPUs and 12th-gen Intel CPUs. Its CPU part performance definitely isn't bad, just not great either.
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Quote from thegreatguy69420 :
As an owner of 5700G and 5800X, I want to say 5000 series APU is good ONLY IF you have no plan of buying a discrete GPU in the near future yet want to play some light games.

Lackluster performance isn't that great compared to zen 3 CPUs and 12th-gen Intel CPUs. Its CPU part performance definitely isn't bad, just not great either.
I'll add, the cpu isn't as good as the latest Intel generation, and this is slightly weaker than a 5600/5600x, but that's because it also runs the apu, which is supposed to be better than the integrated one on 12th Gen Intel.
Correct me if I am wrong, but that was my takeaway.

Also, I think it has some generally lower specs than a 5600/x, but it's also cheaper, so you get a lot of utility for lower price.

As an owner of the 5600x, 12th Gen Intel is faster, but it also came out Q1 of 2022 vs ryzen 3 which came out Q4 2020. That's over a year of difference between them, so being a little slower is expected, and the difference isn't even that huge.
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For those that have spare discrete cards, you might do better with a non-G. But if you don't have time "for that" sort of problem (a discrete GPU outage, or even the ability to "have" a discrete GPU), the APUs might be just the thing.

Not all PCs are designed for higher powered discrete GPUs. It would be very stupid to say that this isn't for serious builds.
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For a completely new build, an i5-12400 (or i3-12100 even) might work better instead for an integrated graphics chip. That can be paired with a budget B660 motherboard, leaving room to upgrade to next 13th gen Intel.

For those that already have an AM4 motherboard and an older AMD CPU, this is a good CPU with integrated graphics to upgrade to so you don't need a separate graphics card.

Do make sure your motherboard supports the display ports you intend to use though (not all support dual display port, for example).
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Can this cpu with built in gpu do well to decode videos for plex server?
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Quote from Wizard_of_Ahhs :
If you are serious about your PC build, spend the extra $20 on the 5600X
Instead of a 5600G budget build, an extra:

$20 CPU - it's faster
$20 Motherboard - it has better components
$20 RAM - higher speed
$20 PSU - better brand
$20 Case - better ventilation

$200+ GPU - because you bought a 5600x instead which has no onboard graphics
$60 FANs - because you bought a case with better ventilation but it comes with no fans.
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I feel that this cpu is misnamed - it should be called something like "4200G" based on performance, which is only about 10% better than the Ryzen 3600.
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I highly doubt anyone will notice any real world performance difference between the 5600g and the 5600x.

if your not planning to have a GPU, or you might be repurposing it, this will do the trick. or even if your paranoid of having a GPU fry on you and being left without a pc this will do great. Yes I have had GPU's fry on me after a few years, this would make diagnosing it significantly easier.

sure you can get a slight percentage of a faster CPU on paper, but are you really going to notice it, for me the functionality makes more sense.
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Can this cpu with built in gpu do well to decode videos for plex server?
assuming your network can handle the stream, it will do just fine.
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I purchased 4/19 for $187.00 from AMZN - that was a good deal then, this is better. Had a box of parts waiting for processor and mashed this together with ASROCK x570m Pro4 - 2 X * GB of non recommended RAM - has been a solid performer
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