AMD is recently in the news again. It officially launched its first Ryzen desktop processors with integrated graphics. This new AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G are first models in a new Ryzen 2xxx generation featuring, integrated Radeon Vega graphics processors. With this, AMD hopes to target entry-level users and is promising smooth gaming experiences at full-HD in the latest games, using low to medium settings.
More on this reveals that AMD is now replacing its most affordable Ryzen 3 1200 CPU with the new Ryzen 3 2400G, which is officially priced at ₹7,290 in India. The Ryzen 5 2400G replaces the Ryzen 5 1400 in AMD’s product chart and is priced at ₹10,990.
To delve deep, this new Ryzen 3 2200G has four physical cores without multi-threading, a base speed of 3.5GHz, and a boost speed of 3.7GHz. The Ryzen 3 2400G also has four cores but here multi-threading is enabled allowing for eight threads. The base speed is 3.6GHz while the boost speed is 3.9GHz. Talking of graphics capabilities, the Ryzen 3 2200G has eight Radeon Vega compute units running at 1100MHz, while the Ryzen 5 2400G has eleven running at 1250MHz. Both models have 4MB of L3 cache, and officially support up to DDR4-2933 RAM. Also, both have 65W TDP ratings and come with AMD’s Wraith Stealth cooler in the box. As with all Ryzen CPUs, all these new models are unlocked and overclockable.
Both these newly released processors, codenamed as ‘Raven Ridge’, use the same 300-series motherboards that have served for existing Ryzen 3, 5, and 7 CPUs. Video output is supported because these boards were designed to be compatible with AMD’s previous-generation APUs with integrated graphics. Recently purchased motherboards should be well equipped to work with these CPUs, whereas older ones would require only a BIOS update to work. AMD has also confirmed that all Ryzen CPUs would be compatible with 400-series motherboards which would be launched later this year along with updated Ryzen 2xxx ‘Pinnacle Ridge’ CPUs.
Talking of games, the Ryzen 5 2400G, AMD says users might as well expect 52fps in Battlefield One, 49fps in Overwatch (medium), 49fps in Rocket League, 96fps in Skyrim, and 31fps in The Witcher 3. AMD also points out that these new processors support AMD’s Radeon technology including Freesync.
With the Ryzen 5 2400G in particular, AMD claimed its performance almost equal to that of an Intel Core i5-8400 CPU with a Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 GPU, at a much lower price. Also, as per the claims by the company, Graphics performance is purportedly 156 percent better than Intel’s integrated GPU on its own, and general system performance is also 21 percent better. The company also placed much emphasis on the performance of the multi-threaded applications in comparisons against Intel, because its advantage is being able to offer more cores and threads per CPU.
The new Ryzen 3 and 5 processors with integrated graphics would be sold in retail boxes with silver strips running across the top to differentiate them from standard CPUs. In contrast to Intel’s strategy of integrating graphics processors into all its mainstream CPUs, there would be no Ryzen 7 models with integrated graphics, at least for this generation. Although, AMD believed that those in the market for high-end CPUs would definitely search for a powerful graphics card.