AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APU Preview
Published: 8th February 2018 | Source: AMD | Price: |
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.
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 2200G||Ryzen 5 2400G||Xbox One S|
|CPU Architecture||Zen||Zen||Custom Jaguar|
|CPU Base Clock||3.5GHz||3.6GHz||1.75GHz|
|CPU Boost Clock||3.7GHz||3.9GHz||N/A|
|Memory Support (Dual Channel)||2933MHz (DDR4)||2933MHz (DDR4)||2133MHz (DDR3)|
|iGPU Stream Processors||512||704||768|
|iGPU Clock Speed||1100MHz||1250MHz||914MHz|
|GPU TFLOPS||1.126 TFLOPS||1.76 TFLOPS||1.4 TFLOPS|