AMD’s new Ryzen desktop processors come with built-in Radeon graphics

AMD is making its mid-range offerings more budget friendly

If you’re an AMD Ryzen fan, there’s some new exciting news for you. The company has two new Ryzen processors out for desktops that have an interesting addition to them: they come with built-in Radeon Vega graphics. Basically, this combines AMD’s CPU and GPU architecture into a single chip.

With the introduction of the two new processors, AMD is launching two models in the new series: Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G. Each chip is a four core processor (Ryzen 5 has eight threads and Ryzen 3 comes with four threads) with Radeon Vega graphics. More specifically, we’re talking about the Vega 11 architecture for the Ryzen 5 chip, and Vega 8 architecture for the Ryzen 3 chip.

In terms of pricing, the Ryzen 5 will cost you $169, and the Ryzen 3 will run you $99. AMD notes that it’s offering some decent savings over buying a comparable Intel processor and Nvidia graphics card. AMD also claims that the more powerful Ryzen 4 2400G processor should be as powerful as an Intel Core i5-8400 processor paired with an Nvidia GT 1030 GPU, which when combined together can easily run over $100 more than AMD’s own single processor unit.

It’s also worth mentioning that AMD’s offerings are designed more as entry-level options for gamers that are looking to put together their own PC, while Intel chips are usually for high-end laptops, where space and battery life are important. That being said, we’re only seeing integrated GPU models for the company’s mid-range offerings and not the higher-end Ryzen 7 and Threadripper models.


Hamza Khalid

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