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AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G With Built-in Vega Graphics Released and Reviewed

AMD officially releases the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G with built-in Radeon RX Vega 11 and Vega 8 graphics respectively. Both Ryzen processors delivers superior console-class HD gaming performance on a desktop setup. The Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G features Zen CPU cores and Radeon Vega architecture on a single chip. The Ryzen 5 2400G has 4 cores, 8 threads with a clock speed of 3.9GHz; and 1250MHz for the Radeon RX Vega 11 graphics. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 3 2200G features 4 cores, 4 threads with a clock speed of 3.7GHz; and 1100MHz for the Radeon Vega 8 graphics. Both processors come with a retail price of $169 and $99 respectively. You can check out more details from the news release below, as well a video review from LMG.

First AMD Ryzen Desktop APUs, powered by Zen and Vega

AMD recently introduced the world’s most powerful graphics on a desktop processor with the release of two Ryzen™ Desktop processor with built-in Radeon™ Vega graphics models.1 Now available, AMD Ryzen™ 5 2400G and AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G processors combine four of the latest “Zen” CPU cores with advanced Radeon “Vega” architecture on a single chip, offering leadership levels of system and graphics performance at their respective $169 USD SEP and $99 USD SEP price points.

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“When we launched our first Ryzen processors a year ago, we began driving innovation and competition across the PC market. We remain dedicated to this mission throughout 2018, as we further strengthen our Ryzen portfolio by adding two leadership APUs designed to meet the varying needs of today’s PC users,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group, AMD. “AMD Ryzen Desktop APUs are a perfect example of the innovation we bring to market for consumer and commercial PC users. Combining our high-performance CPU and GPU architectures, this new category of Ryzen desktop processors is designed to deliver a smooth overall computing experience, as well as the ability to enjoy true 1080p HD gaming, eSports or advanced display features through the visual fidelity of the built-in Radeon Vega graphics.”

An advanced feature set further enhances the performance of Ryzen desktop APUs. Improved AMD SenseMI technology enables lower power usage at higher frequencies and reduced memory latencies. The new APUs also support Precision Boost 2, a multi-core boost algorithm that enables higher frequencies in gaming and real-world applications. And, with their built-in graphics, these new processors are compatible with Radeon™ FreeSync technology and compatible displays for effortlessly smooth gameplay.

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
The Ryzen 5 2400G processor delivers:

  • The same graphics performance in a single processor as combining the $199 USD Intel Core i5-8400 with an $89 USD NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 discrete gaming GPU
  • Up to 156% more graphics performance than the Intel Core i5-8400
  • Up to 21% more system performance than the Intel Core i5-8400
  • Up to 39% faster graphics performance when overclocked

DROP-IN COMPATIBILITY
Continuing the commitment to long-term stability with an exemplary customer experience in mind, Ryzen Desktop APUs support the same Socket AM4 infrastructure as Ryzen™ Desktop CPUs. Therefore, the new processors are compatible with the existing AM4 ecosystem of 120+ motherboards, requiring only a simple BIOS update.

UNLOCKED PERFORMANCE
Like all AMD Ryzen Desktop processors, Ryzen Desktop APUs are unlocked for performance tuning of CPU, DRAM, and GPU settings through the AMD Ryzen™ Master overclocking utility to enable even more performance for users who appreciate the freedom to overclock.

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G Specs

ModelCPU CoresThreadMax Boost ClockGraphics Compute UnitsMax GPU ClockL2/L3 CacheTDP (Watts)Suggested Price, SEP (USD)
Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics483.9 GHz111250 MHz665W$169
Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics443.7 GHz81100 MHz665W$99

AMD Ryzen CPU with Vega Graphics Reviewed

We weren’t able to get samples of the new Ryzen APUs. However, more or less, we already had an idea regarding its performance and how it fares with Intel’s offering. Meanwhile, here’s Linus’ video review of the two new Ryzen APUs.

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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