Ryzen 3 2200G Review
Today we are going to review Ryzen 3 2200G. The New AMD’s Raven Ridge design combines Zen based execution cores & the Vega graphics architecture in a highly integrated die complete with DDR4 memory controls, PCI Express connectivity, north bridge functionality & fixed function acceleration. In our AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review, Zen, Meet Vega, the expectations of integrated graphics are redefined, as Intel’s UHD Graphics 630 succumbed without any of a fight. AMD’s on die graphics even did fight with certain sub $100 discrete cards.
We must have to temper our excitement, though. This processors are mostly fit for playing games at entry level detail settings using lower resolutions than a typical GPU review includes. Still, they boast impressive specifications. The Ryzen 5 2400G earned our affections for its ability to play every single game we tested at 1280×720. Some titles were even playable at high quality settings than we expected. Did we mention it overclocks well too?
But they don’t want to overlook the less expensive Ryzen 3 2200G, which includes 4 cores & 8 Radeon Vega Compute Units. AMD aim’s this processor at an eSports crowd accepting of 720p gaming. Budget oriented gamers will delight at its $110 price point, easily in striking range of Intel’s Pentium processor’s out there. Even though Pentiums now include Hyper Threading, AMD justifies it’s premium with 4 physical cores & a much more capable graphic’s engine.
The Ryzen 3 2200G With Radeon Vega Graphics
However, the Ryzen 5 2400G comes with 4 SMT enabled Zen cores & 11 Radeon Vega CUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G also includes 4 cores without simultaneous multi threading & 8 CUs, enabling 512 Stream processors. Although, the Ryzen 3’s resource allocation is not far off from the flagship, it costs around $70 less than the Ryzen 5 2400G.
The further difference between this two models, AMD lowers Ryzen 3’s base clock rate to 3.5 GHz. Then again, though, that is not particularly debilitating compared to Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz base & 3.9 GHz Precision Boost frequency. Both processors also feature the same 4MB L3 cache.
If you are interested in learning more about the Raven Ridge design, do check the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review Zen, Meet Vega.
Ryzen 5 2400G & Ryzen 3 2200G both populate standard Socket AM4 interfaces on 300 serie’s motherboard’s. All existing platforms including display outputs, just be sure your board of choice also has the connectors you need. Existing motherboard’s need a firmware update to recognize the new models, while new models include a ‘Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready’ badge indicating drop in compatibility. But unfortunately, most online retailers fail to distinguish between them, so you might need a compatible processor to upgrade your motherboard until old inventory is sold out.
AMD does offer a ‘Boot Kit Solution’ it says it will ship to those who need. We don’t have any idea about what that kit includes, though.
Ryzen 3 2200G, same like Ryzen 5 2400G, including unlocked ratio multipliers for overclocking. The graphic’s engine can naturally be tuned as well. A refined memory controller officially supports DDR4 2933 for single rank, dual channel kits. It is purportedly also more overclockable. Also, memory support varies based on the type of memory & configuration you use. Shoot for the fastest setup possible, lower data rates hurt the bandwidth hungry graphic’s engine.
As we seen in our Ryzen 5 2400G review, the new Raven Ridge processors replace with AMD’s previous Ryzen 5 1400 & Ryzen 3 1200 models. These new chips support PCIe 3.0 connectivity, with 4 lanes dedicated to the chipset & 4 more that accommodate PCIe based storage. An additional 8 lanes are available for attaching discrete graphic’s. But unfortunately, that’s a step backward from the outgoing Summit Ridge based Ryzen’s that gave you 16 lanes for graphic’s. Again, we don’t expect anyone to run a multi GPU configuration on an entry level platform.
AMD also used a Indium solder between the die & heat spreader of its Summit Ridge based Ryzen’s CPUs. However, the company went with non metallic thermal interface material for Ryzen 5 2400G & Ryzen 3 2200G. AMD bundles its 65W Wraith Stealth cooler with this two models & while the aluminum core sink was designed for 65W processors, we recommend a beefier aftermarket cooler for overclocking. Let’s see how Ryzen 3 2200G stands up next to Intel’s Pentium G4620.
|AMD RYzen CPU||Cores/Threads||L3||TDP||Base||Turbo||XFR||Overclocking Unlocked|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1800X||8/16||16MB||95W||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||4.0GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700X||8/16||16MB||95W||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||3.8GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700||8/16||16MB||65W||3.0GHz||3.7Ghz||N/A||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1600X||6/12||16MB||95W||3.3GHz||3.7GHz||3.7GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1500||6/12||16MB||65W||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||N/A||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1400X||4/8||8MB||65W||3.5GHz||3.9GHz||3.9GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1300x||4/8||8MB||65W||3.1GHz||3.4GHz||N/A||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 3 1200X||4/4||8MB||65W||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||3.8GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 3 1100||4/4||8MB||65W||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||N/A||Yes|