AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APU Preview

Stock Cooler and Xbox One Comparison

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APU Preview

Wraith Stealth

Both of these new APUs ship with a stock cooling solution, the same Wraith Stealth cooler that is provided with the Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 5 1400, a low-cost cooler that does offer an aesthetically pleasing top-down design that extends your motherboard's VRMs some additional airflow. 

While this cooler will not compete with premium cooling solutions while overclocking, AMD's Wraith series of coolers have proven great when using AMD's new products at stock settings, while also offering quiet operation. We plan to conduct some initial tests on the Wraith Stealth to see if the cooler is as silent/stealthy as the name suggests.  

 

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APU Preview

 

A desktop chip with similar GPU power to an Xbox One  

What immediately jumped out at me when looking at this CPU's specifications is Microsoft's Xbox One, one of today's current generation console designs. Looking at the specifications list below we can see that the Ryzen 5 2400G offers the same thread count and a similar number of GPU cores, though the 2400G delivers higher CPU/GPU clock speeds and uses AMD's latest CPU/GPU architectures.  

Combine this with Raven Ridge's support for higher speed DDR4 memory, and it seems clear that the 2400G offers more performance on paper, making it an exciting option for low-end PC gaming. Can this chip provide similar visuals and gameplay to an Xbox One S?

 Ryzen 3 2200GRyzen 5 2400GXbox One S
CPU SocketAM4AM4N/A
Manufacturing Process14nm14nm16nm
CPU ArchitectureZenZenCustom Jaguar
Cores/Threads4/44/88/8
CPU Base Clock3.5GHz3.6GHz1.75GHz
CPU Boost Clock3.7GHz3.9GHzN/A
Memory Support (Dual Channel)2933MHz (DDR4)2933MHz (DDR4)2133MHz (DDR3)
iGPUVegaVegaCustom GCN
iGPU Stream Processors512704768
iGPU Clock Speed1100MHz1250MHz914MHz
GPU TFLOPS1.126 TFLOPS1.76 TFLOPS1.4 TFLOPS

  

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08-02-2018, 09:36:45

Giggyolly
I thought these APUs were too good to be true TBH, but I can see there are now some drawbacks with the new quad core design.
That being said, they seem minimal, and look to offer some really great low-end value parts.
I occasionally do office PCs for friends and family, and these could replace the i3s I'd usually opt for!Quote

08-02-2018, 09:52:17

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Giggyolly View Post
I thought these APUs were too good to be true TBH, but I can see there are now some drawbacks with the new quad core design.
That being said, they seem minimal, and look to offer some really great low-end value parts.
I occasionally do office PCs for friends and family, and these could replace the i3s I'd usually opt for!
Expectation. People have very high ones, then you find yourself let down all of the time. The trick is to have none, and see the product for what it is. IE - a cheap, dirty little APU that can actually game. Meaning you can have a tiny rig that doesn't bust your bank account and run games on low settings.

This idea was enormously popular with the original AMD APUs. Even though the on die GPU was crap (6670 or something) it enabled people to just stick one in and game without the added expense of a GPU.

And yes, the GPU area on this should piddle on Intel's best tbh.

Over the coming months I fancy building a Sega AM3 only box. Running Supermodel. This would be absolutely ideal for me Quote

08-02-2018, 10:12:05

RobM
Speaking from experience as having gamed AAA titles on an APU, ie my last setup was an A10 and I was able to play with reasonable setting @ 1080p without any real problems except when things got really busy on screen such as late game HOI or Arma3 but for the most things were pretty fine.
This new generation I bet will be far superior and akin to an ryzen 3 with a 750ti or betterQuote

08-02-2018, 10:53:33

ET3D
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Originally Posted by RobM View Post
This new generation I bet will be far superior and akin to an ryzen 3 with a 750ti or better
I'd bet with you that it won't be near 750 Ti level. It's compared to a 1030 in 3DMark on an AMD slide, so my bet is that it's slower than the 1030 in actual games. And the 1030 is slower than the 750 Ti.

It's possible that with overclocking and fast RAM it will be 1030 level, but I'm not setting my expectation that high.

Like AlienALX said, keep your expectations low and you won't be disappointed.

(My personal expectation is that a 2200G will play games better than my current Phenom II X6 1090T + Radeon HD 5750. If this happens it will be good enough for me.)Quote

08-02-2018, 10:58:08

AlienALX
Yeah I think that is a bit hopeful tbh. I think it will be more of a case of "Hey look, this thing can actually run games... Just about" than "750ti high settings 1080p !".

All that matters is that it kicks Intel's IGP's ass. Anything else is a bonus Quote
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