AMD launches APU Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G

Today, AMD launches its next generation APU, known as the Raven Ridge code A new generation that has been waiting a long time since the previous one, Kaveri, was introduced four years ago!
On paper, Raven Ridge is based on the second die of Ryzen (the first, Zeppelin having been declined in all the sauces of the mobile server ) announced late last year for the launch of the Ryzen mobile 2000. Unlike die Zeppelin used in the classic Ryzen, we find this time only one CCX (a block of four hearts) which is connected a Vega GPU with 11 CU. This gives us a fairly large chip, 209.78 mm2 with 4.94 billion transistors, a little more than a Zeppelin (192 mm2, 4.8 billion). The chip is still manufactured in 14nm at Global Foundries on a process identical to that used for the first Ryzen of the name (the Ryzen +,Expected for April will use a "12nm" process, Global Foundries' 12LP, which will also carry the Ryzen 2000 nomenclature.

The CCXs change slightly since the amount of cache L3 present in the CCX has been divided by two (4 MB instead of 8). For the rest, the architecture remains identical to that of other Ryzen.
GPU side, unlike mobile versions that were limited to 10 CU assets, the Raven Ridge desktop can use the 11 CU enjoying a higher TDP: these APU desktop are announced with a TDP of 65 watts for the two models launched today (mobile versions have been launched with a configurable TDP between 9 and 25W).
This gives us logically higher frequencies, the CPU part is announced with a base frequency of 3.6 GHz for the Ryzen 5 2400G (3.5 for the Ryzen 3 2200G) and a maximum Turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz (3.7 for the 2200G). The GPU is announced with a maximum Turbo frequency of 1250 MHz on the 2400G which has 11 CU active, the 2200G only 8 CU up to theoretically up to 1100 MHz.
We will have the opportunity to go back in detail on the performances of these APUs during the week, the bad weather having disturbed certain deliveries. We can tell you in the meantime that without surprise, the Ryzen 5 2400G is in the range of the manufacturer above a Ryzen 5 1400 in terms of pure CPU performance, something that will not surprise anyone given the characteristics close (the Ryzen 5 1400 with 8 MB L3 cache, but lower frequencies). The Ryzen 3 2200G placed above the Ryzen 3 1200. Graphic side, the little changes brought by Intel in its IGP necessarily facilitates the task at the GPU Vega competition side. We will see this in more detail.
It is of course the presence of a graphic part that will distinguish these chips because tariff side, AMD does not pay particularly dear the presence of this integrated GPU, the chips being announced respectively to 169 and 99 dollars which should place them at level (or slightly above) the Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200 precisely.
See you later this week for more details on their performanc

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