Page 1:The Fusion Of Zen & Vega
Page 2:The Raven Ridge Die
Page 3:14nm+, Precision Boost 2 & Power Management
Page 4:SoC Capabilities & Vega
Page 5:Power & Thermals, Overclocking & Test Setup
Page 6:3DMark & Battlefield 1
Page 7:Civilization VI & Dota 2
Page 8:Far Cry Primal, Grand Theft Auto & The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Page 9:Office & Productivity
Page 10:Rendering, Encoding & Compression
Page 11:Final Thoughts
Office & Productivity
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AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G beats the Ryzen 3 2200G in our Adobe suite, though a stock 2200G does pull off a few marginal wins in Photoshop.
The real winners are Intel's Core i5-8400 and i3-8100, though. Core i3-7100 is competitive against the stock Ryzen processors, but once again Intel's locked multipliers are a liability. The Ryzen models jump ahead after tuning.
Web browser tests may not be the most demanding ones in our suite, but they are indicative of responsiveness in the most common workload for desktop computers.
The start-up test calculates load times for several types of applications, such as word processors, GIMP, and Web browsers, in both warm- and cold-start conditions. This metric historically favors Intel's processors.
Video conferencing measures performance in single- and multi-user applications that utilize the Windows Media Foundation for video playback and encoding. It also performs facial detection during the workload. This complex task responds well to extra threads, so the overclocked Ryzen 5 2400G excels. Core i5-8400 does lead, but by less than the benchmark's inherent margin of error.
The photo editing benchmark measures performance with Futuremark's binaries that use the ImageMagick library. Common photo processing workloads also tend to be parallelized, and this time AMD's overclocked Ryzen 5 2400G wins (though again, by a slim margin). The 2400G isn't as convincing at stock settings, but it does beat the Core i3-8100 and -7100.
The spreadsheet workload favors high clock rates and IPC throughput, so the Intel processors lead convincingly.
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- The Fusion Of Zen & Vega
- The Raven Ridge Die
- 14nm+, Precision Boost 2 & Power Management
- SoC Capabilities & Vega
- Power & Thermals, Overclocking & Test Setup
- 3DMark & Battlefield 1
- Civilization VI & Dota 2
- Far Cry Primal, Grand Theft Auto & The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Office & Productivity
- Rendering, Encoding & Compression
- Final Thoughts