Last year, AMD launched the AM4-socket X370, B350, A320, and A300 platforms for Ryzen CPUs. These chipsets have onboard video outputs, but AMD hasn’t released any CPU that can utilize them yet. That’s changing very soon with the release of AMD’s Ryzen-based APUs, known as Raven Ridge. Launching February 12, the Ryzen 2400G and 2200G combine a four-core, eight-thread CPU with integrated graphics based on AMD’s Vega architecture.
|AMD's first Raven Ridge Desktop APUs||Ryzen 5 2400G With Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics||Ryzen 3 2200G With Radeon Vega 8 Graphics|
|Base Clock (GHz)||3.5||3.6|
|Max Boost Clock (GHz)||3.9||3.7|
|Graphics Compute Units||11||8|
|Max GPU Clock (MHz)||1250||1100|
|L2/L3 Cache (MB)||6||6|
|Memory Channels||Dual Channel||Dual Channel|
The Raven Ridge processors use the Infinity Fabric to connect the single four-core CCX (Core Complex) and the Vega graphics cores, and as we've seen demonstrated time and again, increasing the memory frequency also improves the Infinity Fabric's frequency. That leads to improved performance in gaming, which is a good fit for a processor that features Vega graphics cores.
The APUs drop into existing AM4 motherboards and the integrated Vega graphics will use the display outputs. AMD also have demonstrated overclocking both the CPU and GPU during its pre-CES event, so there is room for tuning. The bundled Wraith Stealth cooler should also provide room for overclocking the 65W processors.