Zen+ and Vega for under US$100: Details of AMD's Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G Picasso APUs leaked
The tipster Spartan Geek has managed to get hold of some confidential AMD slides from a presentation seemingly entitled “The Next Generation of Compute Performance”. The two images (see below) offer up all the specifications of two new Ryzen 3000 series “Picasso” APUs that we have reported about before. The information we already had seems to be accurate, with the slides confirming TDPs of 65 W and the inclusion of Vega 8 (Ryzen 3 3200G) and Vega 11 (Ryzen 5 3400G) for graphics processing.
Arguably the most interesting details provided by the slides relate to the prices for the Ryzen 3000 APUs. The higher-clocked 4-core 8-thread Ryzen 5 3400G has an MSRP of US$149, while the 4-core 4-thread Ryzen 3 3200G will offer AMD’s Zen+ and Vega properties for a dollar under US$100. The US$99 price tag for the Ryzen 3 3200G APU means it would be cheaper than Intel’s Core i3-9100, which AMD’s leaked slide prices at US$122.
The Ryzen 5 3400G’s apparent Intel counterpart, the Core i5-9400, has a listed price of US$182 in the AMD presentation, which should help make the Picasso APUs attractive options for desktop builders looking for value for money performance and processing power. The 12nm chips don’t offer PCIe 4.0 support, but they do have decent clocks and the graphics clock speeds have been bumped up from the previous generation: The Vega 8 in the Ryzen 3 3200G can manage 1250 MHz and the Vega 11 in the Ryzen 5 3400G can clock at up to 1400 MHz.