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AMD Ryzen 3 3200G : Uncovering Stealth Power Processing

The AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Wraith Stealth Edition is one of AMD’s entry-level product representatives on the market introduced in mid-2019. The manufacturer offers this model to be accessible to everyone. It is among one of the most cost-effective APUs from AMD today and features the integrated Vega 8 GPU. AMD hits hard with the latter and offers a reliable processor at a very affordable price. With a 12nm manufacturing process, this model only has a TDP of 65W.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processor offers a combination of power and performance to allow you to engage in all your digital hobbies with complete confidence. Please take advantage of its 4 GHz frequency, 6 MB cache, and AM4 socket to enjoy uncompromising gaming, entertainment, and productivity experiences.

Unique Processor In Performance AMD Ryzen 3 3200G

In many ways, the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G and AMD Ryzen 3 3200G are unique offerings from AMD, which are difficult to find direct competitors. The fact is that Intel does not yet have desktop products with a powerful integrated graphics accelerator. Nevertheless, based on prices, both representatives of the Core i3 series and younger Core i5 models can be considered alternatives to AMD hybrid processors. In situations where we are not talking about the performance of the built-in GPU in games, we compared the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G and AMD Ryzen 3 3200G with them.

New architecture

The Ryzen range welcomes the Picasso architecture, enhancing the excellent Zen processors with a Radeon RX Vega graphics chip clocked at 1250 MHz. Multiple advancements in architecture combined with platform and processing technologies propel users to new computing horizons.

Gaming Processor - Ultimate Performance AMD Ryzen 3 3200 G

Competitor from Intel

We believe that the closest competitor to the Ryzen 3 3200G from Intel is the Core i3-9300, which is approximately equal in speed and 1 position higher in our rating.

Top Speed

Discover new computing horizons with this Ryzen processor and its 4 physical cores clocked at 3.6 GHz. Ideal for gaming and all kinds of multimedia activities, it will allow you to enjoy a pleasant experience on PC, without the need for an additional graphics card.
Its 6 MB cache memory ensures smooth execution of all your games and software.

Wraith Stealth Cooler

This processor comes with a Wraith Stealth cooler, allowing it to be used in optimal conditions upon receipt.

Specifications Of AMD Ryzen 3 3200G

PROCESSOR

Design: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Wraith Stealth Edition (3.6 GHz / 4 GHz)

Brand: AMD

Model: YD3200C5FHBOX

CPU Base Frequency: 3.6GHz

Processor Family: AMD Ryzen™ 3

Number of Processor Cores: 4

Processor Socket: AM4 location

Component For: PC

Processor lithography: 12nm

Number of CPU threads: 4

Processor operating modes: 64-bit

CPU cache: 4 MB

Processor Cache Type: L3

Thermal envelope (TDP, Thermal Design Power): 65W

Box: Yes

Cooler Included: Yes

MEMORY

Memory types supported by the processor: DDR4-SDRAM

CPU Supported Memory Clock Speeds: 2933 MHz

Memory Channels: Dual-channel

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Graphical Features

Separate Graphics Card Adapter: No

Integrated Graphics Card: Yes

Graphics Adapter Model Included: AMD Radeon Vega 8

Dynamic Frequency (max) of the Integrated Graphics Card: 1250 MHz

Separate Graphics Adapter Model: Unavailable

Complete Connectivity

The AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processor is equipped with an AM4 socket and benefits from all the technological advancements of the Ryzen range. Thanks to this socket, you will be able to benefit from complete connectivity and offer yourself a dedicated graphics card to further optimize your performance.

Performance Analysis

Gaming Performance (with discrete GPU)

It’s worth saying right away that Picasso processors are not designed by the manufacturer to work with external graphics accelerators. Yes, such use is possible, but you will have to put up with some limitations that are visible even at the specification level. Thus, the Ryzen 5 3400G and AMD Ryzen 3 3200G can interact with a discrete video card via only eight PCI Express lanes, and we are talking about the third, not the fourth version of the protocol.

The fact that Picasso is not very suitable for high-performance gaming systems is also due to the weakness of the Zen+ microarchitecture, as well as the reduced L3 cache in these processors. In other words, equipping systems based on Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G with a full-fledged high-end graphics card is not a very rosy scenario. Still, in systems with discrete graphics, other representatives of the Ryzen 3000 series, which are based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture, look much better, for example, the same Ryzen 5 3500X, which, as we have already said, is even cheaper than the Ryzen 5 3400G.

However, all this does not mean that using the Ryzen 5 3400G and AMD Ryzen 3 3200G with discrete graphics is strictly contraindicated. To demonstrate this with a specific example, we tested gaming performance with the Radeon RX 570 8 GB graphics card – a common budget upgrade option often used by owners of processors of this class. And as the results show, the power of the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G in most cases is quite enough so that the gaming system with them does not lag too significantly behind configurations based on Core i3 or Ryzen 5.

In other words, buying one of the Picasso first, using a system based on it using an integrated GPU, and then adding some kind of mid-price video card to this assembly is a completely normal plan. But in systems that are designed to work with a discrete GPU initially, the Ryzen 5 3400G and AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processors are not advisable.

Application Performance

The transition of AMD’s APUs to the Picasso design was marked by a slight increase in clock speeds and a slight increase in IPC, embedded in the Zen+ microarchitecture. In total, this increased the performance of the new hybrid processors compared to their predecessors by 5-10%. However, this is not enough for the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G to match the speed in applications with Intel processors of similar cost. Thus, the six-core Core i5-9400 looks better in tests than the four-core and eight-thread Ryzen 5 3400G, and the quad-core Core i3-9100 outperforms the Ryzen 3 3200G. We can say that the older Ryzen 5 3400G provides computing performance at the level of the older Core i3, while the Ryzen 3 3200G is forced to play in a lower division.

However, for those cases where computing performance is really important, AMD has other players. The six-core Ryzen 5 3500X and 3500 are two processors from the Zen 2 family that are even cheaper than the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G but perform much better in terms of pure processor performance.

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Our opinion

With the 3200G, AMD promises much better performance compared to the 2200G series. In particular, we have the improved performance of the Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor. Not only that, but the hardware also comes with a quad-core processor with a base clock of 3.6 GHz, as well as a boost clock of 4 GHz. We can therefore expect gaming sessions at 60 fps in 1080p.

Verdict

AMD desktop processors with integrated graphics, whether representatives of the previous Raven Ridge series or the newer Picasso, should not be considered a universal product. The manufacturer developed such solutions with a specific goal – to provide users with a highly integrated chip, based on which they can assemble budget gaming computers and multimedia centers at relatively low financial costs. The Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G cope well with these tasks: in their respective market niche, they not only look confident but are head and shoulders above all other options.

AMD promises that the graphics performance of the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G will be enough to achieve acceptable frame rates in Full HD games at basic image quality. This is partly true: if you do not take into account the most demanding games, Picasso shows an amazingly high FPS level for integrated graphics. However, in “heavy” modern shooters you will still have to reduce the resolution to 1280 × 720, which, however, does not negate the “professional suitability” of the built-in RX Vega graphics for use in entry-level gaming systems.

But at the same time, upgrading systems based on Ryzen 5 3400G and AMD Ryzen 3 3200G by adding a mid-level graphics card to them is also a completely acceptable scenario. Tests show that with graphics at the level of Radeon RX 570 (or GeForce GT 1060/1650), they generally form a fairly balanced configuration, which is inferior to similar assemblies based on Ryzen 5 with Zen 2 or Core i3 architecture only in certain games.

Finally, I would like to say that of the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G and AMD Ryzen 3 3200G reviewed today, it is the younger model that seems more attractive to the mass user. This processor is one and a half times cheaper than its older brother, but if the integrated graphics core is used, its performance in games is only 10-15% lower, which can be fully recovered through overclocking. The more expensive Ryzen 5 3400G is interesting mainly for its SMT support and better computing performance, which is important for work tasks, but is unlikely to be in demand in gaming applications.

 

 

Source: 3D News ; InfoDirect ; AMD

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David James

Hello there! Welcome to the world of technology, and more specifically, the world of technology writing. I am David James, a specialist in writing content about technology with over 4 years of experience. I have recently shifted my focus to writing exclusively about laptops, providing readers with detailed information and practical advice on the best laptop options available in the market.
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