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AMD Ryzen 3 2200G in the test: Very affordable Zen CPU with Radeon Vega graphics

Friedrich Stiemer

AMD's new processors with Ryzen cores and Radeon Vega graphics are not expensive, but offer a lot of performance. Above all, the integrated graphics solution has it all! How the cheaper APU, Ryzen 3 2200G, fares in practice is particularly exciting. Because this model is available for around 90 euros! More in the test.

EnlargeThe APUs of the current Raven Ridge generation combine Zen CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics.

The AMD Ryzen 3 2200G is the cheaper of the two previously released APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) of the new "Raven Ridge" family, which is available for around 90 euros. And what does the buyer get in return? Four Ryzen CPU cores and a Radeon Vega graphics unit with eight graphics cores on a common chip surface - and a low-profile CPU cooler.

Of course, we also had the somewhat faster and more generously equipped AMD Ryzen 5 2400G on the test bench, here's the test of the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G. There you can also find out more about the architecture and structure of the new APUs. In the test, we clarify how great the differences in performance between the two chips are.

TEST CONCLUSION: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

Despite fewer Radeon Vega graphics cores and the lack of SMT, the performance of the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G is impressive, especially in view of the very low price of currently less than 100 euros! This inexpensive model can even make a separate graphics card obsolete if only less complex games such as DOTA 2 are to be played anyway. There is currently no comparable product from Intel on the market, but it is already in the starting blocks - and also relies on AMD Radeon Vega graphics! We are talking about the CPUs of the Kaby Lake G family, which should appear soon.

At the moment, the price-performance ratio of the Ryzen 3 2200G is definitely unbeatable. However, the prerequisite is that you equip the PC with a fast DDR4 main memory with a sufficiently large capacity.

Per:

+ very affordable price

+ great gaming performance for an iGPU

+ pretty energy efficient

Cons:

- Performance often depends on the built-in memory

EnlargeThe AMD Ryzen 3 2200G receives the official PC-WELT-Award "Attractive price".

Technical specifications of the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

The table above shows how the "small" Raven Ridge Ryzen 3 2200G differs from its bigger brother Ryzen 5 2400G: The boost clock is 200 MHz lower, Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) is not used, which is common to the four cores would provide a virtual partner and the number of Vega graphics cores is reduced by three. Otherwise, the APUs are completely the same. And yes, overclocking the cheaper model is also very easy thanks to the unlocked multiplier.

CPU test: the best desktop processors in a large comparison

We test the new APUs with this hardware

For our tests, AMD equipped us with a Mini-ITX motherboard from MSI, the B350I Pro AC. In addition there is 16 GB DDR4-3200 of the FlareX series from G.Skill. We use the Wraith Stealth boxed cooler supplied as a cooler. The power supply is the Antec TP-750C with 750 watts of power and 80 plus gold certification. For more information on the test procedure itself, please refer to our article "How PC-WELT tests desktop processors".

Raven Ridge in games paired with a gaming graphics card

EnlargeThe gaming performance in Full HD with an extra graphics card in comparison.
EnlargeThe gaming performance in Ultra HD compared to a GTX 1080.

So that we can make a fair comparison with the other processors we tested, we paired the APUs with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition. It is clearly visible that the Raven Ridge chips show a measurably better gaming performance than their predecessors Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200 - the higher clock rate is thus demonstrably noticeable. Naturally, electricity consumption increases, even if it is still within acceptable limits.

Raven Ridge and the performance of the Radeon Vega iGPU - including power consumption

EnlargeThe gaming performance of the iGPU at a glance.