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AMD launches first Ryzen desktop processors with Radeon Vega graphics

Following their debut at CES 2018, AMD has launched its first Ryzen desktop chips with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. The two chips, which include the $169 Ryzen 5 2400G and $99 Ryzen 3 2200G, are aimed at those looking to build a budget PC with a bit of extra graphical power.

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As for specs, the Ryzen 5 2400G comes backed with four CPU cores, eight threads, and a boost clock of 3.9GHz. Its graphical prowess is pushed by 11 compute units and a max GPU clock of 1250MHz. The Ryzen 3 2200G is powered by four CPU cores and four threads, with a max boost clock of 3.7GHz. That's backed up by eight graphics compute units and a 1100MHz max GPU clock.

Its safe to say that neither chip is going to push any modern games to their max, but they should offer up enough power to push games like Overwatch, League of Legends, or World of Warcraft at respectable framerates and graphical fidelity. In terms of how they compare to the competition, AMD claims the Ryzen 5 2400G can push up to 156 percent more graphics performance than the Intel Core i5-8400.

If you're interested in either processor, you can pick up the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G at Amazon and other retailers now.

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13 Comments
  • All i need now is benchmarks/tests for CEMU, Dolphin and Halo Wars 2 would be nice.
  • Same CPUs as Ryzen 3 1300X and R5 1500X and the iGPU is RX 550 level/GT 1030.
  • Not sure, who would be the target audience. The GPU is not powerful enough to run games at anything above 720p and lowest settings. On the other hand, if you are not into gaming, you would not need a Vega GPU either.
  • It can run a lot of eSport games like CSGO, Dota, LoL in 1080p with high fps for a 144Hz monitor. It can even run Overwatch with a decent performance.
  • Yup, might be sufficient for some eSports titles. On the other hand if you really are into eSports, you certainly do not want you minimum framerate dropping below 100fps. So again bad choice i assume.
  • I mean if you are playing for money then yes you want over 100 FPS, but if you arent, 60 FPS is perfectly fine. I have gamed at top ranks in a few eSports at 60 FPS, a couple of extra ms is not that big of a deal. That being said, this thing will easily push past 60 in many titles, especially since these are overclockable too. However, don't expect it to go any more than 1080p due to limited/slower "VRAM". I'd just make sure to opt for atleast 2800/2933mhz RAM, as APUs and Ryzen itself like fast RAM, and it's not as expensive as 3200.
  • Yes the limiting factor is the RAM. Otherwise it's basically a RX550 inside the CPU. Maybe we'll see another big step with DDR 5 RAM in 2019 for APUs.
    And I bet that you can make this APUs better with deliding.
  • It's basically for people who need a PC but don't game. And Ryzen 5 is old i7 gen performance, so awesome.
  • Is that before or after the speculation control exploit patch?
  • I partially disagree!
    Yes it is good for non gamers as most APU's tend to be. But this thing is also good for budget gamers and those consumers who build a PC on long term basis!
    A gamer right now may only buy 2400G and stick to 720p gaming and in some cases 1080p. And next year pair up a 1060 or above to become a pro gamer!
    One cannot do this with Intel or other amd chips because one have to buy atleast a 1030 which will be useless once it is upgraded by a 1060 next year;")
  • Yes it is good for non gamers as most APU's tend to be. But this thing is also good for budget gamers and those consumers who build a PC on long term basis!
    A gamer right now may only buy 2400G and stick to 720p gaming and in some cases 1080p. And next year pair up a 1060 or above to become a pro gamer! 
    One cannot do this with Intel or other amd chips because one have to buy atleast a 1030 which will be useless once it is upgraded by a 1060 next year;")
  • Yes it is good for non gamers as most APU's tend to be. But this thing is also good for budget gamers and those consumers who build a PC on long term basis!
    A gamer right now may only buy 2400G and stick to 720p gaming and in some cases 1080p. And next year pair up a 1060 or above to become a pro gamer!
    One cannot do this with Intel or other amd chips because one have to buy atleast a 1030 which will be useless once it is upgraded by a 1060 next year;")
  • At first glance, the Ryzen 3 2200G looks like the perfect cpu for the a HTPC in terms of price and specs. Will need to wait for benchmarks to find out. I wonder how well PFsense will run on these chips, hmm.