AMD Launches Ryzen 5 2400GE And Ryzen 3 2200GE Low-Power APUs With Vega Graphics
AMD continues its onslaught of Ryzen processor releases with the introduction of two new models based on its second generation Ryzen (Zen+) architecture. The new Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE both now have product pages on AMD's websites, and both are essentially Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) with Radeon RX Vega graphics onboard, though AMD has moved away from using the 'APU' nomenclature as it has done in the past.
Whatever you want to call these new chips, they make fitting additions to the recent Ryzen 2000 series launch, as they give users more options to choose from. Specifically, the new processors are low-power parts with integrated graphics. For someone looking to build an entry-level system (as opposed to a high-end gaming box or something of the sort), the Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE are intriguing options.
Staring with the higher end of the two, the Ryzen 5 2400G is a 4-core/8-thread processor with a 3.2GHz base clock, 3.8GHz boost clock, and 4MB of L3 cache. For graphics, it sports AMD's Radeon Vega 11, meaning it boasts 11 Vega GPU cores running at 1,250MHz. So in other words, this chip is packing 4 Zen+ CPU cores and 11 Vega GPU cores on the same slice of silicon.
The Ryzen 3 2200GE is also a quad-core processor, but without the additional threads to throw at multitasking workloads. It also has the same 3.2GHz base clock and a slightly lower boost clock at 3.6GHz, and the same 4MB of L3 cache. On the graphics side, it wields 8 Vega GPU cores (Radeon Vega 8) clocked at 1,100MHz.
Both of these new entries have a 35W TDP. That is a significant reduction compared to their Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G counterparts, which are clocked a little bit higher and have a 65W TDP. It looks as though AMD is cherry picking the best silicon for these new SKUs. Unlike the 'G' SKUs, however, the new 'GE' processors do not come bundled with a cooler.