AMD Quietly Add Two Low-Power APU Models To 2000-series

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅23.04.2018 10:00:31

The full regalia was out in force last week for the launch of new Ryzen 2000-series CPUs, but over the weekend AMD also quietly took the wraps off two new desktop Raven Ridge APU models that will broaden the appeal their 2000-series where more energy-efficient models are desirable. Spotted over at Dutch tech site, the Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE slot right in alongside the existing Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G, complete with four CPU cores, SMT support and the same number of GPU cores.

Both Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE are 35W TDP APUs for the AM4 desktop platform, but their underlying silicon appears to be identical to their configurable 45-65W TDP counterparts. They're still manufactured on the 14nm FinFET process, and so (more stringent binning aside) most of the gains appear to be from a reduction in both base and maximum boost frequencies. One other aspect to be aware of is that the models also list default support for 2933MHz DDR4 DRAM, as opposed to 2667MHz on the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G.

In addition to 4 CPU cores clocked at 3.2 GHz base/3.6GHz Boost, the Ryzen 3 2200GE features eight Radeon 'Vega' GPU cores clocked at 1100MHz. Non-E variants have a base CPU clock of 3.5GHz boosting to 3.7GHz and identical GPU specs.

Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 2400GE's four CPU cores also have a base frequency of 3.2GHz, but boost further to 3.8GHz; that compares to 3.6/3.9 GHZ respectively on the Ryzen 5 2400G. Eleven Vega GPU cores are clocked at 1250MHz, the same as the 2400G, maintaining the 'RX Vega' performance classification.

These models are likely to be most attractive to low-power desktop AIO systems and small form factor solutions.