AMD Ryzen With Vega Graphics Reviewer Kits Leak Out! Ryzen 5 2400G And Ryzen 3 2200G
The AMD Ryzen with Vega graphics are set to launch next week and it looks like the first reviewer kits are making their way out to reviewers right now! I've seen pictures of what appears to be the reviewer kit, thanks to the banana for scale. So it's likely that this is similar to the earlier Ryzen launches and with two models, the Ryzen 3 2200G and the Ryzen 5 2400G, they should be loaded with enough hardware to help the reviewers work through all the performance metrics.
The Ryzen with Vega graphics chips have been more exciting than the last round of APU launches from AMD since it'll be the first time that we'll have Ryzen CPU cores with modern GPU cores from the Vega architecture. Looks like Raven Ridge is finally here in desktop form, and it should be far ahead of what Bristol Ridge was able to offer. That is something we're anxious to show when we can get our hands on one of these chips ourselves, just how much of a leap has the newer architecture really taken over the old.
Not only that, but with the cryptocurrency mining boom taking even the entry level graphics cards to ridiculous prices and the gaming performance of the APUs to be on par with GT 1030 and RX 550 graphics cards this should be exciting. For those curious of how out of hand prices have gotten, I took this pic today, just a few hours ago from publishing, at a local best buy where the RX 550 is going for MORE than the upper tier Ryzen 5 2400G.
As an enthusiast I'm excited to see this about to finally happen and as someone who loves playing with APUs I'm ecstatic for some new architecture that can hopefully wow me more than disappoint me like Bristol Ridge did. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the new Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G and whether or not you'll be picking one up. Queue Space Jam indeed Kyle, show us what you've got!
AMD Ryzen Desktop APUs:
|APU Name||AMD Ryzen 3 2200GE||AMD Ryzen 3 2200G||AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE||AMD Ryzen 5 2400G|
|Core Technology||14nm Zen||14nm Zen||14nm Zen||14nm Zen|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 4||4 / 4||4 / 8||4 / 8|
|Base Clock||3.2 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.6 GHz|
|Boost Clock||TBD||3.7 GHz||TBD||3.9 GHz|
|Cache||6 MB||6 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
|Graphics Chip||Vega 8||Vega 8||Vega 11||Vega 11|
|Graphics Cores||512 SPs||512 SPs||704 SPs||704 SPs|
|Graphics Clock||TBD||1100 MHz||TBD||1250 MHz|
|TDP||35W||65W (cTDP 45W)||35W||65W (cTDP 45W)|
|Price||TBD||$99 US||TBD||$169 US|