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

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

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Conclusion

AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G fills me with a lot of excitement, as while they are part of the "low-end" of AMD's Ryzen CPU lineup they offer a compelling option for basic gaming and deliver a boatload of interesting design changes.      

What excites me most is the 2400G, as its CPU and GPU component both offer what we would describe as specification advantages over the Xbox One S, making the chip look like a great option for budget gaming given its literal console-grade specifications. 

The products boost in clock speeds, and use of Precision Boost 2 also showcases a clear advantage over AMD's older Zen processors, giving us a glimpse of exactly what to expect from AMD's upcoming Zen+ series of processors. AMD's boost in supported memory clock speeds is an incredibly encouraging thing to see, especially if the company plans to expand on this further with Zen+, which will be based on a newer 12nm production process from Globalfoundries.

Sadly, we cannot get into more in-depth detail regarding the performance of this product, as that will have to wait for the official release of these CPUs on February 12th. If there is anything specific you want us to look at, feel free to tell us on the OC3D Forums, as we may be able to look into that either before launch or shortly afterwards. 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G and 2400G CPUs on the OC3D Forums.  

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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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