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Ryzen and Vega combined: AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G in review

With Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G, AMD is sending two new APUs into the entry-level and mid-range segments that combine both Zen and Vega genes. This could make this combination a useful alternative to ... Zen becomes Ryzen But let's go back to our little introductory course, which we had already started on the first page. It all started, of course, with the core as such. After all, five years ago, AMD started the development... Infinity Fabric and the bridge between all parts AMD's "Infinity Fabric" is a flexible and coherent interface/bus system that enables AMD to quickly and efficiently integrate a sophisticated IP portfolio into a coherent die. All... Foreword to benchmarks and overclocking We focus on the best possible playability and less on brilliant playback quality. This almost always requires the selection of the lowest details and the restriction of the screen resolution... In the lower 720p resolution, we first run all variants to get a direct comparison. The overclocked APUs are able to dominate the entire field, which is quite astonishing. The overclocking potential is really ... In the AI test both APUs beat each other really bravely and against the Ryzen 5 2400G you have to offer at least one expensive Core i5-8400 in order to keep up. At least in this CPU test it looks very good for both APUs,... Even though the GT 1030 is well ahead at 720p with a good CPU as a substructure - the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 APUs offer a good overall package at a fair price and offer in this low resolution surprisingly also the ... Even if the GT 1030 is clearly ahead in the 720p resolution again - the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 APUs don't show bad performance and playable is what they offer, then always. Backlog yes, but it is always playable. The old AMD APU... The Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 APUs again show that 720p can be very playable with APUs. With the Ryzen 5 2400G, the difference between overclocked and not overclocked is not even too big and Nvidia's GT 1030 dan... The overclocked Ryzen 5 2400G becomes a smooth cleaner, whereby everything down to the Ryzen 3 2200G remains acceptable. However, the old AMD APU A10-9700 is just as overwhelmed as Intel's iGP. Not new, then. In... Preliminary remark and update Based on the results, we deliberately focus on the Ryzen 5 2400G, but still take the Ryzen 3 2200G with us for the sake of completeness. Who plans such an APU semi-professional or private in productive... The surprise of the CPU part has failed. Whether a CCX or two half are used, the performance is comparable. AMD now has a good grip on RAM stability and even the small Vega as a graphical tailpipe does not make a bad...

The surprise of the CPU part has failed. Whether a CCX or two half are used, the performance is comparable. AMD now has a good grip on RAM stability and even the small Vega as a graphic tailpipe does not make a bad figure. Sure, it's not a double exhaust of a sprint-heavy pixel slingshot and miracles you shouldn't expect because of the low number of CUs, but for an integrated graphics the part marches quite fast. The Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 used as a comparison was at least always in sight, sometimes not even faster. This can then be seen as a success.

It is a pity that the Ryzen 5 1400 did not run stable on this board or did not provide any truly plausible results. It would have been even better for a direct comparison, but it is of no use to anyone if you then have to look for explanations for each benchmark. It is also a pity that the board gave up the spirit of the colleague shortly before the benchmark end, after we had to complete the entire parkour three times. Those who work too fast are usually punished and we could have known (better).

BIOS and driver updates at the very last moment also made sure that we had to split the article and we will bring some data tomorrow in a separate follow-up. But it is always better to publish fresh and reliable data than an intermediate state that the end customer will never see anyway. We're going to focus on this because the Ryzen 3 2200G couldn't really show all the potential in some games until after the last BIOS update, including the better overclockability, which was really horrible before.

As advertised by AMD, the Ryzen 5 2400G can still be used on Full HD for exclusive graphics output, if you are willing to accept low to lowest details in return. Then even many newer games run quite useful (but not all) and for e-sports bets such an APU is not even absurd. First of all, AMD has set a kind of APU milestone here, because there is currently nothing comparable on the market.

On the other hand, if you prefer a dedicated graphics card and e.g. Relying on a cheap Intel Core i3-7100 doesn't really cost you more if you keep AMD's 165 Euro RRP in mind. But we like to refer to our benchmarks, where the larger APU can benefit very rarely and sometimes even very clearly due to SMT.

The Ryzen 3 2200G is much cheaper and you can unfortunately see that when you play. However, you can often overtake and even overtake the bigger sister with more beat, as long as this is not overclocked. That is the good news. However, the drop in performance in some games is already enormous, so you really have to think about whether the step to save is really worth it. Full HD is then often enough far enough and 720p doesn't really look grandiose.

However, we see this very cheap 96-euro APU in office PCs and even in passively cooled systems, because the TDP of 65 watts is usually even far below (more on that tomorrow). Then you get a potent office system for small money and even saves us with really simple assembly.


The stated EIA is, of course, only the current target price for both APUs and we think that these prices will even fall somewhat in the not too distant future. But then both APUs are an offer that you can almost no longer refuse. Feature set and performance are right, now only the buyer has to be convinced. But that will continue to be the one, we are sure of that. System integrators can breathe a sigh of relief, and motherboard manufacturers should think again about the durability of their products.

Detailed information on power consumption, temperatures and noise generation can be found here in a very sensitive follow-up:

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G: Power consumption, clock and temperatures

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Igor Wallossek

Editor-in-chief and name-giver of igor'sLAB as the content successor of Tom's Hardware Germany, whose license was returned in June 2019 in order to better meet the qualitative demands of web content and challenges of new media such as YouTube with its own channel.

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