We opted to use Ryzen Master 1.2 OS-based overclocking, as it was the easier way to overclock. However, we did set XMP in the UEFI and then went into the OS to overclock the CPU and the GPU. We find that while you have an SOC voltage setting, we messed with the APU/GFX Voltage instead.
AMD told us that the SOC voltage and the GFX voltage sync up when you overclock. We were told to set around 1.2v and start at around 1500Mhz with the GPU, and we were able to get 1500Mhz on both the 2400G and 2200G with ease. We will have an article later talking about overclocking this platform, as there is a lot to tinker with and the better silicon process offer higher clocks.
We were able to boot into BIOS with up to 4175MHz on all cores, but since we were using the stock cooling, we weren't able to achieve stability to get into Windows at that overclock since we didn't want to increase voltage above 1.375v because of temperatures. Memory overclocking was simple, we hit 3200Mhz with ease, but we were able to boot into OS with 3466Mhz with an SOC voltage of 1.2v and DRAM voltage of 1.4v.
We ended up just using a 3.9GHz core OC with 1.375v (although this pushed the limits of stock cooling), a 3200MHz memory overclock, and a 1500MHz GPU overclock for both the 2200G and 2400G. As we mentioned earlier, we were able to go higher on the CPU, GPU, and memory but with our stock cooling, we couldn't do all at once. We will have an overclocking article later on Raven Ridge, as we found that gains from overclocking are substantial.
We run our overclocked 2200G and 2400G against their stock GTA:V scores, and as you can see we were able to gain a lot from just a few sliders. The 2200G beat the stock 2400G with ease and even comes close to matching the 2400G in games, which is quite impressive considering its graphics isn't as strong as those on the 2400G. We will say that Raven Ridge is going to be a budget tinker's dream platform, and we had a lot of fun messing around.
Power consumption is measured at the 8-pin power plug that feeds the VRM, so there is some efficiency loss at the VRM. The motherboard we used should be able to push out 50A per phase in best case (50A IR power stage plus CB 76A inductors), and the VRM is in a 4+2 phase configuration. It probably adds a few watts over a much larger motherboard with better VRMs, but with good cooling, it should be able to sustain a nice overclock. These numbers are just stressing the CPU with Intel Burn Test.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [The CPUs and Coolers]
- Page 3 [Test Setup]
- Page 4 [Out of the Box Performance: CINEBENCH, wPrime, and AIDA64]
- Page 5 [Perf: Handbrake Video Transcoding, ScienceMark and SuperPI]
- Page 6 [Synthetic Gaming Performance: UNIGINE and 3DMark]
- Page 7 [Gaming Performance: Tomb Raider, GTA:V & More ]
- Page 8 [Overclocking and Power Consumption]
- Page 9 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]