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AMD Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G: More Power, Even Better Value

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AMD has announced the latest Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) at the "Next Horizon Gaming" event. As you can probably guess by the Ryzen 3000-series branding, the new APUs are the generational successors to the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G parts.

Like its antecessor, the Ryzen 3 3200G continues to be a quad-core processor without the simultaneous multithreading (SMT) technology. However, it does come with a few surprises like higher operating clocks and more cache. The Ryzen 3 3200G has a 3.6 GHz base clock, 4 GHz boost clock and 6MB of cache.

The Ryzen 3 3200G employs Radeon Vega 8 graphics clocked at 1,250 MHz, which is 150 MHz faster than the Ryzen 3 2200G's iGPU (Integrated Graphics Processing Unit). AMD includes the Wraith Stealth CPU cooler with the Ryzen 3 3200G. Despite all the aformentioned improvements, the Ryzen 3 3200G still has a 65W TDP (thermal design power) and comes with a friendly $99 price tag.

ModelCores /ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockCacheGraphicsiGPU Base ClockTDPSuggested Price
Ryzen 5 3400G4 / 83.7 GHz4.2 GHz6MBRadeon RX Vega 111400 MHz65W$149
Ryzen 5 2400G4 / 83.6 GHz3.9 GHz4MBRadeon RX Vega 111250 MHz65W$170
Ryzen 3 3200G4 / 43.6 GHz4.0 GHz6MBRadeon Vega 81250 MHz65W$99
Ryzen 3 2200G4 / 43.5 GHz3.7 GHz4MBRadeon Vega 81100 MHz65W$100

The Ryzen 5 3400G is touted as having the world's most powerful integrated graphics on a processor. The chip is equipped with four cores, eight threads and 6MB of cache. It runs with a 3.7 GHz base clock and 4.2 GHz boost clock. According to AMD, the Ryzen 5 3400G features high-quality metal TIM (thermal interface material) and support for automatic PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) overclocking.

While it retains the same Radeon RX Vega 11 graphics, the Ryzen 5 3400G's iGPU operates with a 1,400 MHz base clock. Once again, we're looking at a 150 MHz improvement over the existing Ryzen 5 2400G. AMD's Wraith Spire CPU cooler is included with this SKU. Surprisingly, the Ryzen 5 3400G is expected to cost $149, which is even cheaper than the Ryzen 5 2400G that debuted at $170.

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According to AMD's internal benchmarks, its Radeon RX Vega 11 is significantly faster than Intel's UHD Graphics 630 iGPU. From a gaming perspective, the Ryzen 5 3400G is capable of providing smooth gameplay above 30 frames per second at 1920x1080 resolution. However, AMD didn't specify which graphic presets were used in the tests.

Zhiye Liu
RAM Reviewer and News Editor

Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.