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AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G Review (Page 9)

Steven Bassiri | Feb 12, 2018 at 08:00 am CST - 3 mins, 49 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: AMD

This is where you can fast forward to the final section of the review, and get a quick recap and points on the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G.

What's Hot

Strong Vega Graphics: Hot damn! Those were some impressive results from an integrated graphics part, and perhaps the best we have ever seen. We are glad that Vega has finally found a home with Ryzen, and together they knock things out of the park. The GT 1030 couldn't even keep up in some of our gaming tests, and we would say they are on the same level depending on how the games stress the CPU and GPU accordingly.

Single CCX: Not having to move between two CCX units really seems to help AMD's 4-core Ryzen CPUs, as the 2400G is doing really well compared to the 1500X and the 2200G does well compared to the 1300X. That being said, the 1500X is more expensive than the 2400G and the 1300X is more expensive than the 2200G, and they don't even offer integrated graphics and they have more L3 cache.

Excellent Price to Performance Ratio: Honestly, AMD could charge a lot more for Raven Ridge than they are currently aiming to charge. The price to performance is excellent, especially because you don't need to buy a GPU. While we were running our gaming tests, we were taken aback to how playable the games were at such an affordable price point. Budget tinkers are going to love Raven Ridge.

Overclocking: The CPU and the GPU communicate through AMD's Infinity Fabric, which is linked to the speed of DRAM. Overclocking our memory was extremely easy and provided large gains. The CPUs also use AMD's refined 14nm+ silicon and seem to clock high with ease; I would venture we will see people with 4.1-4.2GHz overclocks on the core with these CPUs as long as they can cool them. Overclocking the GPU to 1500Mhz was easy as well, and you can go way above that. However, look at how low the base frequency is on the 2200G (1100MHz) and how we can easily bump that to 1500Mhz. As someone who started in the industry as an overclocker, I really liked messing with these CPUs.

What's Not

x8 PCI-E 3.0: AMD's Raven Ridge parts only offer x8 PCI-E 3.0 for GPUs, so your x16 slot is running x8, and SLI nor CrossFireX is supported on motherboards that support it with Ryzen 1000-series chips.

Non-Metallic TIM: AMD shifted from solder to a non-metallic paste, which means that temperatures might be a bit harder to tame than on 1000-series parts. Remember, that there is no temperature offset on these two CPUs.

Final Thoughts

There are so many systems out there that use integrated graphics, but we finally have integrated graphics that can play actual games at reasonable resolutions (

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

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Performance97%
Quality90%
Features90%
Value99%
Overall Rating94%

The Bottom Line: AMD knocked it out of the park with the 2200G and the 2400G; both CPUs are excellent for entry-level PC gamers and are pretty much unmatched at their price points.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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