AMD Raven Ridge Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G Review

Overclocking and Thermals

AMD Raven Ridge Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G Review

Overclocking

Due to time restrictions, we were unable to go that deep into overclocking both the Ryzen 3 2200G and the Ryzen 5 2400G, aside from some standard CPU overclocking and stability testing. 

On both models, we were able to achieve clock speeds of 4GHz, though sadly we were unable to push things any further, hitting similar limitations to AMD's existing Ryzen series CPUs. This 4GHz limit was expected given AMD's relatively minor changes to their core design and their continued use of GlobalFoundries' 14nm manufacturing process, though at least both models were able to achieve this goal.    

On the memory side, we were able to utilise 3200MHz DDR4 memory out of the box, thanks to AMD's promise of improved memory support with these new models. AMD is expected to build upon these design improvements further with Ryzen + later this year, though for now at least we can be happy that 3200MHz DDR4 memory clocks are easier to achieve. 

Please note that today's version of CPU-Z may have issues with Raven Ridge, with unstable bus clock measurements or missing measurements in some cases. These problems are set to be resolved in a future update, though they are not a major concern as most of the same data is visible within AMD's Ryzen Master utility.  

 

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Stock Cooling

As requested by some of our readers we have tested both the Ryzen 3 2200G and the Ryzen 5 2400G with their supplied Wraith Stealth CPU cooler, recording their thermals when used under a heavy CPU load (OCCT) and a hefty GPU load (Unigine Valley) with memory speeds at 3200MHz to maximise GPU utilisation. 

The Ryzen 3 2200G was able to handle these loads pretty well, maxing out at 77 degrees with all CPU cores loaded under OCCT. The Ryzen 5 2400G under the same workload reached higher temperatures of 85 degrees, which sits uncomfortably close to the CPU's temperature limit of 95 degrees for our liking. 

For both CPU models we would advise the use of aftermarket cooling for any form of overclocking and in the case of the 2400G for stock cooling if the CPU is to be used heavily for heavy rendering in Blender or other CPU intensive tasks. In general use, these CPUs should not reach temperatures as high as our OCCT test, though some users will undoubtedly want something more substantial to cool AMD's latest APU in more extreme use cases. 

 

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Most Recent Comments

12-02-2018, 10:00:18

RobM
no video Tom?Quote

12-02-2018, 10:54:09

Frode B Nilsen
What is the test bench setup?

HDMI 2.0? I got a HDMI only 4K TV. The 2200G will be the cheapest solution by far, that supports hdmi 2.0. The only native alternative is 1030/rx550, which is almost alone the cost of the 2200G.Quote

12-02-2018, 11:45:49

tinytomlogan
Video now in the reviewQuote

12-02-2018, 12:01:14

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobM View Post
no video Tom?
The Video is now in the review.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frode B Nilsen View Post
What is the test bench setup?

HDMI 2.0? I got a HDMI only 4K TV. The 2200G will be the cheapest solution by far, that supports hdmi 2.0. The only native alternative is 1030/rx550, which is almost alone the cost of the 2200G.
Test bench setup is on page 2 at the bottom.

HDMI 2.0 will be down to what your motherboard supports, as some AM4 motherboards only have HDMI 1.4 as far as I am aware.Quote

12-02-2018, 12:49:51

Frode B Nilsen
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
The Video is now in the review.



Test bench setup is on page 2 at the bottom.

HDMI 2.0 will be down to what your motherboard supports, as some AM4 motherboards only have HDMI 1.4 as far as I am aware.
Thanks. The test bench probably has a typo, that confused me on the MB:

"AMD Ryzen 3 2200G & Ryzen 5 2400G
ASUS Prime Z370-PLUS
G.Skill Flare X 3200MHz memory
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair MP500 512GB
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10"

That probably should be x370-PLUS, Z370-PLUS? Anyway, i missed it down there, so thanks for answering.

As for what motherboards supports, the specs are a mess:

X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM

"-1 x HDMI™ 2.0 port, supports a maximum resolution of [email protected] (1)
-1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of [email protected] (2)

(1) Only support when using a 7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors
(2) Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB"


What does that mean?

GA-AX370-Gaming K7

" Integrated Graphics Processor:
1. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz
* Support for HDMI 1.4 version.
2. Maximum shared memory of 2 GB

* Actual support may vary by CPU."


These specs can actually mean a lot of different things. Like being written for the Athlon CPUs available at MB launch or like for the K7, that they maybe but not clearly only support HDMI 1.4. It is clearly CPU dependent, and Athlons only support HDMI 1.4, so what is the story with the MSI board? The HDMI on the MSI is after all only available using an last gen Athlon?

No body seems to know, but a lot of people are opinionated. I would really appreciate it, if you could try it out.

As for HDMI 1.4, max refresh rate for 2D is 24Hz.Quote
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