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AMD announces their Ryzen G-series of Desktop CPUs with Vega Graphics

These prices are extremely low considering the cost of equivalent Ryzen Quad-core models

AMD announce their Ryzen G-series of Desktop CPUs with Vega Graphics

AMD announces their Ryzen G-series of Desktop CPUs with Vega Graphics

When AMD revealed their new Ryzen CPU architecture, part of their goal was always to create more powerful desktop and mobile APUs (accelerated processing units) that offers compelling CPU and GPU options. These products are attractive to OEMs and general consumers, who want enough performance to blitz through general workloads and perhaps provide enough performance to play popular free-to-play or esports titles. 

AMD's Ryzen G-series of desktop CPU/APUs combines AMD's Ryzen architecture with Vega graphics to deliver more GPU compute performance than any integrated GPU (iGPU) that is available on an Intel product. This new range of APUs will release on February 12th and will be compatible with all AM4 motherboards, provided they are using recent BIOS versions. 

  

AMD announce their Ryzen G-series of Desktop CPUs with Vega Graphics  

While these products will not be of interest to high-end gamers, they are certainly of interest to the entry-level gaming market, where the price to performance is everything and the general consumer market where there is little need for high-end graphics. 

Ryzen was popular with OEMs, but AMD's Ryzen Desktop G-series with Vega Graphics is set to bring AMD deeper into this market with affordable pricing, compelling performance levels and support for a forward-looking socket. If AMD does not plan to replace AM4 anytime soon, OEMs will have opportunities to utilise the same basic system designs for several product generations.   

 

AMD announce their Ryzen G-series of Desktop CPUs with Vega Graphics  

The Ryzen G-series will release with two products, the Ryzen 5 2400G with four cores, eight threads and eleven Vega Compute units (704 stream processors ) and the Ryzen 3 2200G with four cores, four threads and eight Vega GPU compute units (512 stream processors). With SEP pricing of $169 and $99, these APUs are expected to replace the Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200 in terms of pricing, while also offering increased CPU clock speeds. 

Both CPUs have a TDP of 65 watts, which is a big deal given the fact that Intel users are required to use a dedicated GPU to deliver the level of graphics performance on offer here. 


AMD announce their Ryzen G-series of Desktop CPUs with Vega Graphics

 

Both the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G deliver CPU performance levels that are greater than what is currently available on AMD's existing Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200, offering increases to both single-core and multi-threaded CPU performance. This is great news for AMD given their similar pricing, especially when considering the fact that they also contain an integrated GPU. 

  
AMD announce their Ryzen G-series of Desktop CPUs with Vega Graphics  

Like all AMD Ryzen CPUs, the AMD's Ryzen G-series of desktop APUs are all overclockable, both on the CPU and GPU sides. Being a 2000-series Ryzen CPU, the G-series also offers improved memory overclocking, supporting "easier clocking to 3200(MHz)". Like older AMD APUs the graphics performance of the hardware increases with changes to memory bandwidth, with the company showcasing the APU running with 3600MHz memory. 

AMD has also showcased their new Ryzen APUs with GPU overclocks of up to 1550MHz and even 1675MHz, a massive increase over the APUs's base GPU clock speed of around 1100MHz. These overclocks will come with considerable increases in the CPU's power consumption, though budget gamers will certainly love the option. 


AMD announce their Ryzen G-series of Desktop CPUs with Vega Graphics  

What we see here is a seemingly perfect marriage between AMD's Ryzen processors and Vega graphics, delivering a compelling option for budget gamers and basic desktop PCs. 

These new APUs will release on February 12th, which means we will be seeing a lot more of these CPUs over the next few months. 

Update - We have just learned that AMD also plans to release a new Wraith RGB cooler design, though sadly it is unknown what products this new thermal solution will ship with. Both the fan blades and the cooler shroud offer RGB illumination. 


AMD announces their Ryzen G-series of Desktop CPUs with Vega Graphics

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08-01-2018, 05:59:02

AlienALX
Is it me, or are they literally giving Vega away for free with this?Quote

08-01-2018, 06:15:40

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Is it me, or are they literally giving Vega away for free with this?
That is what it looks like, though it is likely that the Zen 2nd Generation CPUs that replace the higher-end models will offer higher clock speeds. At least that is how I see AMD compensating for this.Quote

08-01-2018, 06:20:37

AlienALX
That's pretty dope though man. I mean, yeah it's only a piddly little Vega core but hey it saves you even more money. TBH massive clock speeds wouldn't help it too much any way. I bet the CPU will be more than a match for the GPU Quote

08-01-2018, 06:32:22

tgrech
A little more L3 cache is another option if the non-G variants continue to use the full phat (Zeppelin successor) dies, however I think this is now unlikely as it would have a completely different CCX layout vs the G parts(Which is also likely a contributing factor to the 2XXXG parts faster CPU perf.) slightly higher clocks and maybe a £5 discount compared to a G part. I'm assuming the full-phat dies yields are now strong enough that all the 2+2 CCX dies can be used in the X500 part(2+2 is a requirement for the larger L3 cache) with lower 2XXX parts using APU-derived dies(With 1 whole CCX). Any large dies that don't meet the 1500 requirements can still go to Epyc parts.Quote

08-01-2018, 06:44:17

g0ggles1994
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