Back in July 2017, we looked at the 1st Generation of Ryzen processors in the form of the Ryzen™ 7 1700x and we were mighty impressed. We even gave it our Gold Award. AMD had hit a massive Six with the Zen architecture and in many ways forced Intel to ditch 4 cores for the High end and also move the industry forward.
But while CPU division of AMD was basking in glory, it’s GPU division, Radeon Technologies Group was not as impressive. AMD released their much-hyped VEGA GPUs last year and let’s just say they were not the best GPUs to hit the market.
Since 2014 AMD has pushed it’s APU a Lot, basically a normal Ryzen CPU with Onboard GPU. Back in the day AMD’s lacklustre FX cores really held back it’s APUs and they were not very popular. However, Ryzen is a different beast altogether and so AMD decided to take a Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200 and stick VEGA 11 and 8 respectively to create the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G.
According to AMD Themselves “AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon™ RX Vega Graphics are armed with some of the most advanced, powerful computing and graphics hardware available today, fused together in a single processor to deliver the high performance you need for demanding work and serious play, without compromise.” After such claims were are curious to see what this CPU offers for sure.