First AMD Ryzen™ Desktop APUs Featuring World’s Most Powerful Graphics on a Desktop Processor(1) Available Worldwide Today

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New Quad-Core Ryzen™ 5 2400G and Ryzen™ 3 2200G Desktop Processors Combine High-performance Radeon “Vega” Architecture with Revolutionary “Zen” CPU Cores on a Single Chip

AMD Ryzen Desktop APUs Deliver Superior Console-Class HD Gaming Performance2 on Your Desktop, and Give Discrete Graphics Some Serious Competition Starting from $99

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today introduced the world’s most powerful graphics on a desktop processor with the release of two Ryzen™ Desktop processor with built-in Radeon™ Vega graphics models.1 Now available, AMD Ryzen™ 5 2400G and AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G processors combine four of the latest “Zen” CPU cores with advanced Radeon “Vega” architecture on a single chip, offering leadership levels of system and graphics performance3 at their respective $169 USD SEP and $99 USD SEP price points.

“When we launched our first Ryzen processors a year ago, we began driving innovation and competition across the PC market. We remain dedicated to this mission throughout 2018, as we further strengthen our Ryzen portfolio by adding two leadership APUs designed to meet the varying needs of today’s PC users,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group, AMD. "AMD Ryzen Desktop APUs are a perfect example of the innovation we bring to market for consumer and commercial PC users. Combining our high-performance CPU and GPU architectures, this new category of Ryzen desktop processors is designed to deliver a smooth overall computing experience, as well as the ability to enjoy true 1080p HD gaming, eSports or advanced display features through the visual fidelity of the built-in Radeon Vega graphics."

An advanced feature set further enhances the performance of Ryzen desktop APUs. Improved AMD SenseMI technology4 enables lower power usage at higher frequencies and reduced memory latencies. The new APUs also support Precision Boost 2, a multi-core boost algorithm that enables higher frequencies in gaming and real-world applications. And, with their built-in graphics, these new processors are compatible with Radeon™ FreeSync technology and compatible displays for effortlessly smooth gameplay5.

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

The Ryzen 5 2400G processor delivers

  • The same graphics performance in a single processor as combining the $199 USD Intel Core i5-8400 with an $89 USD NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 discrete gaming GPU6
  • Up to 156% more graphics performance than the Intel Core i5-84007
  • Up to 21% more system performance than the Intel Core i5-84008
  • Up to 39% faster graphics performance when overclocked9

DROP-IN COMPATIBILITY

Continuing the commitment to long-term stability with an exemplary customer experience in mind, Ryzen Desktop APUs support the same Socket AM4 infrastructure as Ryzen™ Desktop CPUs. Therefore, the new processors are compatible with the existing AM4 ecosystem of 120+ motherboards, requiring only a simple BIOS update.

UNLOCKED PERFORMANCE

Like all AMD Ryzen Desktop processors, Ryzen Desktop APUs are unlocked for performance tuning of CPU, DRAM, and GPU settings through the AMD Ryzen™ Master overclocking utility to enable even more performance for users who appreciate the freedom to overclock10.

AVAILABILITY

Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics are globally available today through etailers and retailers for use with the wide selection of AM4 motherboards currently in market. Exciting OEM systems with Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics are expected in market in the coming months. Customers can get the latest product pricing and purchase information of AMD Ryzen Desktop APUs at AMD.com today.

Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics:

ModelCPU CoresThreadsMax Boost
Clock
(GHz)
Graphics
Compute
Units11
Max GPU
Clock
(MHz)
L2/L3
Cache
(MB)
TDP
(Watts)
Suggested
Price, SEP
(USD)
Ryzen™ 5 2400G with Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics483.9111250665W$169
Ryzen™ 3 2200G with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics443.781100665W$99

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“Vega” is a codename for an AMD graphics architecture and is not a product name.
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1 Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 12/08/2017 for the Ryzen 5 2400G, and 09/04/2015 for the Core i7-5775c on the following systems. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. System Configs:  All systems equipped with Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, Windows 10 RS2 operating system. Socket AM4 System: Ryzen 52400G processor, 16B (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Graphics Driver 1710181048-17.40-171018a-319170E 23.20.768.0 :: 12/08/2017. Socket LGA1150 System: Core i7-5775c processor, 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1867 MHz RAM, graphics driver 10.18.15.4256:: 09/04/2015. 3DMark 11 Performance benchmark used to represent graphics power. The following processors achieved the following scores in 3DMark 11 ‘performance’ benchmark v1.0.132.0: The Ryzen 5 2400G: 5042.  Also in v1.0.132.0, .The Core i7-5775c, the Intel desktop processor with the highest Intel desktop graphics performance, achieved 3094. RZG-01

2 Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 11/13/2017 on the following systems. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. 
System Configs:  All systems equipped with 16B (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, Windows 10 RS2 operating system,:: 11/13/2017. Socket AM4 System: Ryzen 3 2200G processor, Graphics Driver 1710181048-17.40-171018a-319170E 23.20.768.0 :: Socket LGA1150 System: Core i3-8100 processor, graphics driver 15.47.02.4815 ::Console-Class Performance, and true 1080p HD+ gaming performance, defined as playable +30 FPS average at 1080p, low-to-high settings. The Ryzen 5 2400G achieved the following frame rates in the following games at 1080p: Battlefield 1 (Low Dx11), 54 FPS; DOTA2 (Med-Vulkan), 72 FPS; Overwatch (Low-Hollywood), 58 FPS;  The Ryzen 3 2200G achieved the following frame rates in the following games at 1080p: Battlefield 1 (Low Dx11), 44 FPS;  DOTA2 (Med-Vulkan), 69 FPS;  Overwatch (Low-Hollywood), 51 FPS. RZG-03

3 Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 01/02/2018. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. System Configs:  All systems equipped with 16GB dual-channel DDR4 @ 2666 MHz, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, Windows 10 RS2 operating system. Socket AM4 System:  AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, Myrtle RV motherboard. Graphics driver 23.20.768.0 (17.40) :: (When GeForce GTX 1080 was used, graphics driver 23.21.13.8859 (38859)) :: 01/02/2018 Socket LGA1155 System: Core i5-8400, Core i3-8100, Z370 Aorus Gaming-5 motherboard, graphics driver 23.20.16.4849.:: 01/02/2018 The Core i3-8100 Achieved 2914 in PCMark 10 Extended. The Core i5-8400 achieved 2976 in PCMark 10 Extended; and in SpecViewperf, it achieved the following scores: Catia, 15.22; Creo, 12.36; Energy, 0.26; Maya, 14.82; Medical, 3.7; Showcase, 7; SNX, 4; SW, 29 The Ryzen 3 2200G achieved 3300 in PCMark 10 Extended; and in SpecViewperf, it achieved the following scores: Catia, 17.48; Creo, 23.07; Energy, 0.41; Maya, 17.78; Medical, 5.93; Showcase, 11.49; SNX, 10.62; SW, 35.18 The Ryzen 5 2400G achieved 3590 in PCMark 10 Extended; and in SpecViewperf, it achieved the following scores: Catia, 21.56(/15.22=142% of the Core i5-8400);  Creo, 26.02(/12.36=211% of the Core i5-8400); Energy, 0.50(/0.26=193% of the Core i5-8400); Maya, 21.35(/14.82=144% of the Core i5-8400); Medical, 9.02(/3.7=244% of the Core i5-8400); Showcase, 12.42(/7=166% of the Core i5-8400); SNX, 12.17(/4=323% of the Core i5-8400); SW, 40.07(/29=138% of the Core i5-8400) . RZG-10

4 AMD SenseMI technology is built into all Ryzen processors, but specific features and their enablement may vary by product and platform. Learn more at http://www.amd.com/en/technologies/sense-mi. GD-126

5 Requires a monitor and AMD Radeon™ graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127

6 Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 01/05/2018 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used.  System Configs: 16GB DDR4-3200, Samsung 950 PRO SSD, Windows 10 RS2. Socket AM4 System:  AMD Ryzen 5 2400G ($169 USD SEP, 65W TDP), Turpan motherboard. Graphics driver 23.20.768.0 (17.40):: 01/05/2018 . Socket LGA1155 System: Core i5-8400 ($199 on Newegg as of Jan 5, 2018, 65W TDP), Z370 Aorus Gaming-5 motherboard, graphics driver 23.20.16.4849.(with GeForce GTX 1030 ($89 on Newegg as of Jan 5, 2018, 30W TDP) – graphics driver  23.20.16.4901) :: 01/05/2018.The Ryzen 5 2400G (with Radeon graphics) achieved 1231 in 3DMark Time Spy, and 3276 in 3DMark Fire Strike.  The Core i5 8400 (using integrated graphics) achieved 419 in 3DMark Time Spy, and 1118 in 3DMark Fire Strike.  The Core i5 8400 (using GeForce GTX 1030 graphics) achieved 1234 in 3DMark Time Spy, and 3349 in 3DMark Fire Strike. RZG-11

7 Based on testing of the AMD Ryzen™ 5 2400G, and Core i5-8400 mobile processors as of 12/21/2017. Performance based on 3DMark® Time Spy in order of AMD Ryzen™ 5 2400G and Intel i5-8400. 3DMark Time Spy results: 1096, 428 giving 1096/428 = 2.56X or 256% graphics performance or 156% more graphics performance. AMD Ryzen™ 2400G: AMD reference board, AMD Ryzen™ 2400G with Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics, 16GB Dual Channel (2x8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS3, Graphics driver 2.1.1 RC5 17.40 RC19, 12/6/2017
i5-8400: Z370 AORUS Gaming 5, i5-8400 with Intel UHD Graphics 630, 16GB Dual Channel (2x8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 15.47.02.4815. Different configurations and drivers may yield different results. RZG-04

8 Based on testing of the AMD Ryzen™ 5 2400G, and Core i5-8400 mobile processors as of 12/21/2017. Performance based on PCMark® 10 Extended in order of AMD Ryzen™ 5 2400G and Intel i5-8400. PCMark 10 Extended results: 3590, 2976 giving 3590/2973 = 1.21X or 121% system performance or 21% more graphics performance. AMD Ryzen™ 2400G: AMD reference board, AMD Ryzen™ 2400G with Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics, 16GB Dual Channel (2x8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS3, Graphics driver 2.1.1 RC5 17.40 RC19, 12/6/2017
i5-8400: Z370 AORUS Gaming 5, i5-8400 with Intel UHD Graphics 630, 16GB Dual Channel (2x8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 15.47.02.4815. Different configurations and drivers may yield different results. RZG-05

9 Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 12/22/2017 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. 
System Configs:  AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, Gigabyte B350 Mini-ITX motherboard, 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-3200, and a Samsung 950 PRO M.2 boot drive. Graphics driver 23.20.768.0 (17.40) :: 12/22/2017 The Ryzen 5 2400G achieved the following scores in 3DMark Fire Strike when using the following configurations: With stock GPU clocks and DDR4-2400, the system achieved 2911 points. With stock GPU clocks and DDR4-3200, the system achieved 3322 points.  With a 1550 MHz GPU clock and DDR4-3200, the system achieved 3596 points.  With a 1675 MHz GPU clock and DDR4-3600, the system achieved 4048 points (4048/2911=139%, or 39% higher than the stock GPU clock with 2400 MHz DDR4 memory). RZG-06

10 Overclocking memory will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even if such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software.  This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer or motherboard vendor.  Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking memory, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to RAM/hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability. GD-112 AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software . GD-26

11 AMD Radeon™ and FirePro™ GPUs based on the Graphics Core Next architecture consist of multiple discrete execution engines known as a Compute Unit (“CU”). Each CU contains 64 shaders (“Stream Processors”) working together. GD-78

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