CES 2018 | Ryzen APUs announced for the AM4 desktop plattform
The Ryzen 5 2400G brings with it the full potential of Raven Ridge APUs. Four cores, eight threads, a 3.9 GHz clock rate and all the 11 CUs (704 shader units at 1240 MHz) of the Vega GPU should be able to give a combination of an Intel Core i5 8400 and a GeForce GT 1030 a run for its money, at least in the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. With a list price of 169 US dollars, the Ryzen 5 2400G sounds very exciting.
As a new addition to the AM4/Ryzen world, the Ryzen 3 2200G offers four cores (no HyperThreading) running at a maximum clock speed of 3.7 GHz. The integrated Vega GPU comes with 8 CUs (512 shader units) and a core clock of 1100 MHz.
As the both the CPU and the GPU and even the RAM are unlocked, the new APUs are well-suited for overclocking. AMD showed off a Ryzen 5 2400G with GPU running at 1550 MHz. Needless to say, it exhibited considerable performance gains.
The new APUs should be available on February 12th. A BIOS update should enable existing AM4 boards to host the new APUs.
In parallel, AMD decided to cut the prices of the existing Ryzen desktop CPUs. Keep in mind that the new APUs primarily serve to replace two entry-level processors that were lacking integrated graphics and came with a poor price-to-performance ratio.
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