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It’s been a while since the release of the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APUs. As they performed exceptionally good, I used one of them in my cheap gaming PC in order that budget PC builders may get the best value for their money. While these processors were already good in performance as well as power efficiency, AMD made their next step into making them even more power efficient and in a way to do so, they released two new AMD Ryzen APUs which are technically the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G but with some differences.
AMD has published the information about the new Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE APUs on its website and we have the information on their specs. The biggest difference is, of course, the TDP. While the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G have a max TDP of 65 Watts, the new GE models have 35 Watts of TDP making them use half the power as the original ones. But did AMD managed to retain much of the original specs? Yes, they did. Although you won’t be able to get as much as performance as the original 2200G and 2400G processors, they will be still close enough to make them a good buy.
When we check the specs of both the new APUs, there is a difference in core clocks and boost clocks. 2200GE has a core/boost clock of 3.2/3.6Ghz while the 2200G has a core/boost clock of 3.5/3.7Ghz. Similarly, the 2400GE has a core/boost clock of 3.2/3.8Ghz as compared to the 3.6/3.9Ghz of 2400G. So, there will be some difference in overall performance. Also, there will be no Wraith Stealth cooler with the new APUs.
Now you must be wondering if there is any change in the GPU specs of the APUs. No, there isn’t any. Both of the new APUs sport same specifications for their GPUs as the original ones. 2200GE and 2200G feature Vega 8 graphics with 1100Mhz core clock while the 2400GE and 2400G feature Vega 11 graphics with a 1250Mhz core clock.
These new APUs must be targetted towards those buyers who like to build compact PCs where cooling is not easy and the new APUs, therefore, won’t require much of the attention. We don’t have the pricing of the new APUs yet but we will provide updates on them as soon as we get more info on them.