Thursday, January 25th 2018

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Smokes Core i5-8400 at iGPU Performance

AMD is pinning a lot of hopes on its upcoming Ryzen 2000G "Raven Ridge" desktop APU family, which combine a quad-core "Zen" CPU with a larger-than-expected integrated GPU based on the latest "Vega" architecture. While Intel's iGPU design focus for its "Coffee Lake-S" processors continues to be hardware-accelerated 4K video playback, and non-gaming tasks; AMD promises a more wholesome solution. The integrated Radeon Vega 11 graphics of the Ryzen 5 2400G features 11 "Vega" NGCUs (next-generation compute units), which translates to 704 stream processors, 44 TMUs (@ 4 TMUs per NGCU), 8 or 16 ROPs, and a bandwidth-rich pathway to the APU's dual-channel DDR4-2933 capable IMC, thanks to AMD's new Infinity Fabric interconnect.

In its pre-launch press-deck for the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G, AMD did the obvious - comparing a similarly priced Intel Core i5-8400 six-core processor (MSRP: $189) with its faster Ryzen 5 2400G (MSRP: $169.99) at gaming, highlighting its products key promise - enabling 1080p gaming with many of the newer AAA titles. In AMD's testing, the Radeon Vega 11 iGPU keeps frame-rates well above 30 fps at 1080p. In key popular titles such as "Battlefield 1," the frame-rates cross 50 fps, titles like "Overwatch" and "Rocket League" are almost that fast. "Skyrim" approaches 96 fps, while "The Witcher 3" stays barely above 30 fps. The i5-8400 with its UHD 620 graphics barely touches the 30 fps mark in any of the games, at 1080p. Even taking into account AMD's marketing hyperbole, the Radeon Vega 11 seems capable of running most eSports titles at resolutions above 1600 x 900, which should particularly interest iCafes and gamers on a shoestring budget.
Source: TechSpot
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58 Comments on AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Smokes Core i5-8400 at iGPU Performance

#1
behrouz
according to AIDA64 , an AMD FX8350 with DDR3 1886 ~ 26GB , my Ryzen 1600x at 3950/DDR4 2933 16-18-18-38-56 gets ~45gb.Now Go figure.great for GPU.
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Casecutter
Captain_Tom said:
These might launch at exactly the right time. Slightly better than an RX 550, and it comes with a CPU (Remember RX 550's are almost $150 now).

AMD should make a 1536-SP APU as well so people can actually build gaming PC's in 2018 :D
Hum, wonder if jumping on a 1500X and RX550 at end of Nov-Dec for the home build was the strategy versus holding out for these Raven Ridge? At the time AMD seemed fairly mum on desktop APU's and really thought end Q1-Q2. Now I could sell the CPU I got it for $90 (open a Amazon CC and got $70 off) and sell my Gigabyte 550 ($75 -AR) and just get this? Or I thought there's even 2600 APU above even this?
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lexluthermiester
Melvis said:
Well duh! who honestly didnt see that one coming?
Right? This should be surprising to absolutely no one.
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#4
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
_JP_ said:
If the iGPU were an IRIS, I'd wager the list would be extensive because it would put up a decent fight. But hey, management choices, I guess :ohwell:
My experience with Iris Pro is that it's not more than twice as fast as a normal Intel iGPU. Better? Yes. Enough to close the gap if these benchmark numbers are legit? No.
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john_
lexluthermiester said:
Right? This should be surprising to absolutely no one.
It will be to many, if we assume that NOT all members of TPU know about which processor is faster and where. For many Intel processors are faster, the end. Which translates faster in everything. So, it is necessary to point to the obvious now and then, especially when that obvious goes against to what many might believe.
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#6
StrayKAT
If only it had come out sooner.. as i5 was more popular than i7 with gaming builds for awhile there.
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lexluthermiester
john_ said:
It will be to many, if we assume that NOT all members of TPU know about which processor is faster and where.
That would be an assumption. That rule might apply to the general public, but not to people who frequent TPU.
john_ said:
For many Intel processors are faster, the end. Which translates faster in everything.
Not true and not true.
But I digress..
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john_
lexluthermiester said:
That would be an assumption. That rule might apply to the general public, but not to people who frequent TPU.
Not everyone is frequent at TPU and even if they are, not all know everything. For example, some people might be more interested in software/operating systems/whatever and rely on others here for their hardware choices. I have seen many cases in forums with people that work hard or deal mostly with software or prefer to pass their free time with their family instead of reading hardware news, login in and saying "I haven't followed hardware for X years, can you help me build a new system?". Another example. I am frequent here. Ask me about laptops. Most answers I will give, will be just assumptions based mostly on desktop experience.
Not true and not true.
If it was No and No, AMD will be apologizing those last months for not being able to cover the demand for Ryzen processors.
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