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


AMD Raven Ridge APUs Arrive

AMD launched a new pair of APUs this week that pair the Zen CPU and VEGA GPU micro architectures together to bring more value to the entry and mainstream desktop PC market. Those two new processors would be the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G. AMD went back to the drawing board for these two new processors and they only have a single CCX with four active cores. The original quad-core Ryzen processors had a 2+2 CCX configuration with some cores deactivated. This new single CCX design should improve the processors latency and reduce production costs. The bad news is that this design has reduced the L3 cache size down to 4MB from the previous designs that had 8MB. There is also a reduction in the number of PCIe lanes available on Raven Ridge as there are just 8 GPU PCIe lanes available to use versus 16 on all previous Ryzen desktop processors. AMD also implemented Precision Boost 2 technology on these two Raven Ridge processors to ensure you are at the highest possible clock frequency at all times.

APU Name AMD Ryzen 3 2200G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 1400
Core Technology 14nm Zen 14nm Zen 14nm Zen
Cores / Threads 4 / 4 4 / 8 4 / 8
Base Clock 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Boost Clock 3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.45 GHz
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB 8 MB
Memory Support DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2667
Graphics Chip Vega 8 Vega 11 None
Graphics Cores 512 SPs 704 SPs N/A
Graphics Clock 1100 MHz 1250 MHz N/A
TDP 65W (cTDP 45W) 65W (cTDP 45W) 65W
Platform Support AM4 AM4 AM4
GPU PCIe Lanes 8 8 16
CCX Count 4+0 4+0 2+2
Price $99.00 US $169.00 US $154.00 US

The new AMD Ryzen 5 2400G ($169.00) and Ryzen 3 2200G ($99.00) are considered mid-range desktop processors and eventually will replace the original AMD Ryzen 5 1400 ($154.99) and Ryzen 3 1200 ($104.99). Roughly 30% of desktop computers ship without a discrete graphics card, so AMD hopes to these new processors with Vega graphics compute units will do well.

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Desktop Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G is a quad-core desktop processor with Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT), so it is a 4-core, 8-thread processor. This is the flagship model that has a 3.6GHz base clock and a 3.9GHz max boost clock that is topped off with Radeon Vega graphics that has 11 Compute Units (CUs) containing 704 stream processors. The AMD Ryzen 3 2200G is a 4-core, 4-thread processor running at 3.5GHz base and 3.7GHz boost that is topped off with 8 Vega CUs and 512 stream processors.

Both the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G processors come bundled with the AMD Wraith Stealth CPU cooler. Thermal paste is pre-applied to the bottom of the all aluminum base structure, so to install you just need to screw it down and plug in the 4-pin CPU fan header. The AMD Wraith Stealth is a no-frills HSF assembly that should easily be able to handle these 65W TDP processors.

Let’s quit the chit-chat and look at the performance results!