AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G CPU Reviews – Raven Ridge

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AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Overclocking and Power Consumption

We wanted to look at overclocking on the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G processor and see if we could get 4GHz or better on the CPU core clock with the stock CPU Cooler. This would be a worst-case overclocking scenario as with better cooling higher clock frequencies would likely be possible.

We are happy to report that we were able to get 4GHz with full stability on all cores by simply increasing the CPU multiplier and not even touching the CPU core voltage. The result was a our Cinebench R15 score went from 825 to 882, which is a 7% performance improvement over stock CPU speeds. The single threaded performance went from 157 to 164, which is a 4.5% performance improvement. 

We also ran 3DMark Fire Strike and our score went from 3,297 to 3,323 points, which is barely a 1% performance improvement over stock settings. If you look at the category test results you’ll see that the CPU intensive overall physics test score went from 9,617 to 11,783 points. This is an impressive 22.5% increase!


Power Consumption

Raven Ridge users will more than likely be using the integrated Vega graphics solution. Rather than show you the usual chart with 30 processors in it with a discrete graphics card solution, we are going to keep things super simple and show you want the CPU loads look like with the dGPU.

At idle the AMD Raven Ridge platform used just under 19 Watts of power and that is pretty damn impressive. With the CPU at full load we were looking around 70 Watts at load on the Ryzen 3 2200G or around 89 Watts on the Ryzen 5 2400G processor. When gaming you load up the CPU and GPU and we noticed that the system power draw topped out at 91.2 Watts on the Ryzen 3 2200G and 111 Watts on the Ryzen 5 2400G.  When the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G processor was overclocked up to 4GHz we found that it had an idle power draw of 18.9 Watts and reached 118 Watts at load. You certainly don’t need a large power supply if you don’t plan on running a discrete add-in graphics card. That is nice as it will help keep your system build costs to a minimum. For example the EVGA 400 N1 is a 400 Watt power supply backed by a 2-year warranty that runs under $33 shipped.

Let’s wrap up this review on the Ryzen + Vega Raven Ridge processors!

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