AMD has already begun to include on its website its two new low power APUs, based on the Zen architecture: the AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE and the AMD Ryzen 3 2200GE. Based on the Raven Ridge core, which was introduced in February this year, these new models consume 30 W less than the original models.
The launch of the Raven Ridge architecture of the new AMD APUs may not have been as popular as the launch of the Summit Ridge a year ago, but it did not stop being a very successful launch. And we say successful because it was clear that AMD perfectly covered the entry-level segment, with two processor models that were able to give great performance in both desktop and game applications, something that no Intel processor is capable of doing.
And, although the original models of AMD can not be said to consume a lot of power, with a maximum of 65 W, it is true that there are other users who expected versions that consumed less to be able to create passive computers, which did not require a fan to cool the processor. For these users, it is for those who AMD has just included their new low consumption APU in their catalog: The AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE and the AMD Ryzen 3 2200GE.
The new low power APUs will also carry the unlocked multiplier
As AMD has accustomed us in its latest releases, the new low power APU with Raven Ridge core also carry the unlocked multiplier, although we really do not know very well why. A user who is looking for one of these APUs does not do so with the intention of overclocking their cores (both computation and graphics), since doing so significantly increases the consumption of these processors. Even so, we could say that it is good that at least AMD allows us that option for the future.
Both new models are again equipped with Vega 8 and Vega 11 graphics cores, exactly like the Raven Ridge models that are already on the market. Curiously, both models of Vega used have the same operating frequencies used by the 65 W models of consumption, and we could already see that, with them, these processors made them compete with graphics cards such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 without many problems.
As for the frequencies of the cores of computation, the frequencies are:
- AMD Ryzen 3 2200GE: 3,200 MHz / 3,600 MHz.
- AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE: 3,200 MHz / 3,800 MHz.
The base frequencies are between 300 and 400 MHz lower than those of the 65 W models, although the turbo frequencies are only less than 100 MHz. AMD has not given prices for these two new processors nor do we know when they will be available in the market.