AMD Reveals Some Raven Ridge APU Specs
Samuel Wan / 8 months ago
A few weeks ago, AMD announced their roadmap for 2018. During the event, AMD revealed their new Zen+ Ryzen 2 CPUs and Raven Ridge APUs. Unfortunately, AMD was quite light on the details. Luckily for us, the official launch is coming up soon. Ahead of the release, AMD is releasing some more specifications. Today, we have two SKUs being detailed, the Ryzen 3 2200G, and the Ryzen 5 2400G.
Raven Ridge is a culmination of AMD’s long-term goals. The chips pair a quad-core Zen CPU with a Vega iGPU with up to 704 stream processors. Due to the great performance on both parts, the entire chip should work in greater harmony than previous APUs. The Ryzen 3 2200G is aimed at the budget market while the Ryzen 5 2400G strikes the mainstream. From the specifications, they appear to be great bargains at $99 and $169 respectively. The new information clarifies what we already learned from the AMD event.
AMD Raven Ridge APUs CPU Heavy At Last
The Ryzen 5 2400G features 4 cores and 8 threads clocked at 3.6 GHz boosting to 3.9 GHz. The CPU has 2MB of L2 cache and 4MB of L3 cache. The Vega 11 iGPU has 704 stream processors clocked at 1250 MHz. The Ryzen 3 2200G budget option has just 4 cores and 4 threads clocked at 3.5 GHz with a 3.7 GHz boost. The Vega 8 iGPU has 512 stream processors clocked at 1100 MHz. Both chips feature a 65W TDP which is the new standard for AMD.
Interestingly, AMD has unlocked the multiplier for both models. This should provide a helpful boost in performance for budget overclockers using the bundled AMD Wraith Stealther cooler. Overall, the chips appear to offer a good balance in performance. In fact, as a contrast to previous APUs, the CPU portion may finally outstrip the GPU side for once. Overall, Raven Ridge is the beginning of the culmination of the APU dream.