AMD today revealed the specifications of its first desktop APUs that will be based on the “Zen” architecture. The red team will be initially launching two APUs; the Ryzen 3 2200G and the Ryzen 5 2400G. The Ryzen 5 2400G will be priced at USD $169 whereas the Ryzen 3 2200G will be priced at $99, and both of them will be available on February 12th.
In case you weren’t aware of, APUs are 64-bit microprocessors designed to act as a central processing unit (CPU) and graphics accelerator unit (GPU) on a single die. In other words, and contrary to the Ryzen CPUs, these products feature both a CPU and a GPU.
Both the Ryzen 3 2200G and the Ryzen 5 2400G will feature four CPU cores. And while Ryzen 3 2200G will not support Simultaneous Multi-Threading, the next model will support it (meaning that it will be able to handle 8 threads). The first model will be clocked at 3.5Ghz and will be turbo boosted at 3.7Ghz, while the second model will be clocked at 3.6Ghz and will be turbo boosted at 3.9Ghz. Both of them will feature 4x512KB L2c and 4MB L3c caches, and will be able to handle up to 64GB of memory.
The Ryzen 3 2200G will feature a Radeon Vega 8 integrated GPU whereas the Ryzen 5 2400G will come with a Radeon Vega 11. The first GPU will be clocked at 1.1Ghz while the second one will be clocked at 1.25Ghz.
The Ryzen 3 2200G will be priced at $99.99 and the Ryzen 5 2400G will be priced at $169.99.
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