Both have 4 CPU cores, with the the Ryzen 5 2400G having 4 more threads than the Ryzen 3 2200G. They also differ in clock speeds and the graphics core count with having 8 and 11 GPU cores respectively.
|# of CPU Cores||# of Threads||Base Clock||Max Boost Clock||Graphics Model||Graphics Frequency||Graphics Core Count|
|Ryzen 3 2200G||4||4||3.5GHz||3.7GHz||Radeon Vega 8||1100MHz||8|
|Ryzen 5 2400G||4||8||3.6GHz||3.9GHz||Radeon Vega 11||1250MHz||11|
Test Setup and Benchmarking
We will be testing both Ryzen APUs with our B350 system: ASRock B350M Pro4 Motherboard with 16GB of DDR4 memory at 3200MHz. I’ve set on the motherboard’s BIOS to allocate 2GB of DDR4 memory to the Vega Graphics. So with that, we’ll have around 14GB of memory allocated to the rest of the system.
|CPU||Ryzen 3 2200G
Ryzen 5 2400G
|GPU Memory Allocation||2GB allocated|
|Memory||16GB Geil EVO X DDR4 3200MHz|
|Motherboard||ASRock B350M Pro4|
First, we fired up Cinebench to test both Single-thread and Multi-thread performance. I’ve included the 6-core Ryzen 5 1600 for comparison purposes.
As you can see on the chart below, both Ryzen APUs performed well in this CPU rendering test.
For gaming performance, we will be comparing the Ryzen 3 2200G with Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2400G with Vega 11 graphics, and also a Core i3 8100 with GT 1030.
First game that we tested is Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds in 1080p resolution and the lowest settings possible. This game has been notorious in performance since the game is not well optimized so it’s not surprising that our Vega Graphics didn’t perform quite well.
The Ryzen 3 2200G had some stuttering dropping below 20 frames per second but the Ryzen 5 2400G comfortably sat above 30 frames per second all throughout.
The game was playable with both APUs as the average FPS were above 30 FPS, but we believe in a lower resolution like 720p, we could get better performance.
Next is a CPU intensive game, Grand Theft Auto V which we ran on 1080p with the normal preset. The game performed really well and was buttery smooth all the way.
Then we tested the ever popular eSports game, Counter Strike: Global Offensive at 1080p, max settings.
All 3 games are representative of both high-end AAA games and lighter eSports titles and we think that both Ryzen APUs performed well. Both APUs can run majority of current games at reasonable settings and are exceptional for their value.
We’ve tried broadcasting my gameplay on Twitch on both APUs and the Ryzen 3 2200G struggled even at 480p. The Ryzen 5 2400G on the other hand, was able to handle the live broadcast 480p. Definitely, the higher count of CPU threads contributed to the efficiency of such workload.