At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, AMD unveiled their new power-efficient Ryzen-based APUs for mobile as well as desktop devices.
Officially titled “AMD Ryzen Desktop Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics”, the first announced products of this lineup were the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G. Both processors have 4 CPU cores, but the Ryzen 5 version has 8 threads, whereas the Ryzen 3 has only 4 threads. The TDP of both processors is 65 W.
The graphics cards have a total of 11 Compute Units (CU) in the Ryzen 5 2400G and 8 CUs in the Ryzen 3 2200G.
AMD Ryzen Desktop Prozessor mit Radeon Vega Graphics
The APU combines the Ryzen CPU and the new AMD Radeon Vega GPU on one chip, eliminating the need for additional external graphics solution for simple gaming and office tasks.
The performance of the graphics chip is comparable to an entry level graphics cards – thereby the APU will not allow gaming in maximum details with 4K resolution for modern and more demanding titles.
The new AMD processors with integrated graphics unit are an interesting option for system builders and users with lower gaming requirements, who up until now could only take Intel’s CPUs, which have included graphics chips for several generations.
Full compatibility for ARCTIC CPU Cooler
As the new AMD APUs use the existing socket AM4, all ARCTIC CPU coolers for AM4 are of course still compatible.
Depending on the budget and intended use, we offer numerous suitable CPU coolers for AMD’s new processors, from budget models like the Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 and the Freezer 12 to the powerful Freezer 33 eSports Edition with two BioniX 120mm fans.