Skip navigation

Gaming

2 Posts authored by: don.woligroski Employee

In 2018, AMD launched 2000 series Ryzen processors with Radeon graphics to critical acclaim. With the most powerful graphics performance on a desktop processor[i], the Ryzen 5 2400G delivers on the promise of both highly responsive processing and discrete-class gaming without the added expense of a separate graphics card. And at a $99 launch price, the Ryzen 3 2200G makes smooth, best-in-class esports gaming available at an even more accessible price point.

 

On July 7th, AMD will make the most powerful graphics on a desktop processor even better. Introducing the new Ryzen 5 3400G and the Ryzen 3 3200G processors with Radeon Graphics.  

 

ProcessorCores / ThreadsBoost/Base Clock

Graphics

(Graphics Clock)

Total Cache

(L2 + L3)

TDPCooler

Suggested

Price

Ryzen 5 3400G4 / 84.2 / 3.7 GHz

Radeon RX Vega 11

(1400 MHz)

6MB65WWraith Spire$149
Ryzen 3 3200G4 / 44.0 / 3.6 GHz

Radeon Vega 8

(1250 MHz)

6MB65WWraith Stealth$99


Armed with higher clock speeds, super-fast graphics, and new driver features, these new processors set a new benchmark for what users can expect from a desktop processor. The Ryzen 5 3400G earns the title of the world’s most powerful graphics on a desktop processori, a title previously held by its predecessor the Ryzen 5 2400G.iii With 4 cores, and 8 processing threads, an impressive 4.2 GHz Max Boost clock speed, and a 1400 MHz graphics core speed, the Ryzen 5 3400G is armed with strong processing hardware, able to provide smooth gaming performance at high -definition 1080p resolution while its competition - the Core i5-9400 - stutters and fails to deliver a playable experience in many popular titlesiv:

 

 

Similarly, with 4 processing cores, a max boost clock of 4.0 GHz, and a 1250 MHz graphics clock speed, the new Ryzen 3 3200G is quite capable of playing the most popular eSports games online at 1080p.


Of course, there’s more to the Ryzen 5 3400G than just strong gaming chops. With powerful Radeon graphics on tap, your Windows computing experience can be truly enhanced and unleashed. From watching video and surfing the internet, to serious design and production work, this CPU is surprisingly capable, reliable, and efficient compared to the competition:


Ryzen 3400G Productivity Performance


In addition to raw performance, 3000 series Ryzen processors with Radeon graphics boast some of the most stable graphics drivers in the business, with exciting new features included at launch that include new Radeon Anti-Lag technology - a feature that can give you a competitive edge when playing the most popular eSports games online.


Radeon Anti-Lag


And AMD didn't stop there. We have looked for even more ways to add value to the Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G:

 

 

As touched on in the slide above:

 

- The Ryzen 5 3400G includes the robust Wraith Spire cooler, which has a higher cooling capacity than the Wraith Stealth cooler


- The Ryzen 5 3400G is also equipped with premium soldered thermal interface material, which helps keep the processor cooler and quieter during normal operation, and also when overclockingv


- The Ryzen 5 3400G can use the new PBO Automatic Overclockingvi feature to enable up to 200 MHz of easy overclocking at the touch of a button.


The new 3000-series Ryzen with Radeon graphics processors will be on shelf on July 7th, 2019. The Ryzen 3 3200G has a suggested etail price of $99 USD, while the Ryzen 5 3400G has a suggested etail price of $149 USD. AMD looks forward to pushing the boundaries of what you expect from a desktop processor with these new, powerful processing products.

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Don Woligroski is the Desktop Technical Marketing Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Testing as of 05/14/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G Processor and Intel Core i5-9400 in 3DMark Time Spy. Results may vary with configuration. PCO-001

 ii Testing as of 05/14/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G Processor and Intel Core i5-9400 in PCMark 10, Adobe Premiere, Speedometer, and SPECviewperf. Results may vary with configuration. The class defined as graphics on a desktop processor. SPEC® and SPECviewperf® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.spec.org. PCO-002

iii  Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 12/08/2017 for the Ryzen 5 2400G, and 09/04/2015 for the Core i7-5775c on the following systems. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. System Configs:  All systems equipped with Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, Windows 10 RS2 operating system. Socket AM4 System: Ryzen 52400G processor, 16B (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Graphics Driver 1710181048-17.40-171018a-319170E 23.20.768.0 :: 12/08/2017. Socket LGA1150 System: Core i7-5775c processor, 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1867 MHz RAM, graphics driver 10.18.15.4256:: 09/04/2015. 3DMark 11 Performance benchmark used to represent graphics power. The following processors achieved the following scores in 3DMark 11 ‘performance’ benchmark v1.0.132.0: The Ryzen 5 2400G: 5042. Also, in v1.0.132.0, The Core i7-5775c, the Intel desktop processor with the highest Intel desktop graphics performance, achieved 3094. RZG-01

iv Testing as of 05/14/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G Processor and Intel Core i5-9400 in 9 game titles. Results may vary with configuration. PCO-003

V Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage,  to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software.  This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer.  Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability.  GD-106

vi GD-135 - Precision Boost Overdrive requires an AMD Ryzen Threadripper, AMD Ryzen 5 3000, AMD Ryzen 7 3000, or AMD Ryzen 9 3000 Series processor and a motherboard compatible with one or more of these processors. Because Precision Boost Overdrive enables operation of the processor outside of specifications and in excess of factory settings, use of the feature invalidates the AMD product warranty and may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. GD-135

AMD has teamed up with high-end server storage technology company Enmotus to bring advanced, intelligent storage acceleration to AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor owners!

 

In 2017, AMD disrupted the processor market with Ryzen™ desktop processors, delivering incredible multi-threaded performance to consumers. But in many ways, platforms are just as important as the processors that sit on them. If you want to make a real difference in the way people experience PC performance, you need to continuously push to open other bottlenecks like memory, I/O, and storage. That’s why we provided a free NVMe RAID upgrade to the X399 (Threadripper) platform in October of the same year, enabling some of the most bandwidth ever seen on a consumer desktop platform.

 

  While it’s great to push the limits of what’s possible for enthusiasts, the average user isn’t going to invest a large amount of money in expensive, high-capacity NVMe drives. So we looked for a way improve storage performance for everyone with a Ryzen desktop processor. We started with a list of goals, like improving storage performance and lowering loading times. Because AMD believes in open hardware standards, it prefers to work with off-the-shelf, non-proprietary NVMe, SSD, and hard disk drives. Finally, it must be convenient for users – any superior storage acceleration solution needs to be easy to set up, and simple to use.

Introducing Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for Ryzen™, exclusively for AMD on Consumer Desktop PCs
To achieve these goals, AMD partnered with Enmotus, a company that develops high-end server-class storage solutions designed to optimize both performance and capacity in the data center. We worked together to tailor Enmotus’ FuzeDrive software for use with AMD Ryzen desktop processors in the consumer desktop PC space, for systems using the AMD A320, B350 and X370 chipsets (Socket AM4* Ryzen™ 7, 5, and 3*) and the X399 chipset (socket sTR4 Ryzen™ Threadripper). That software is available for purchase today from Enmotus today for $19.99.
*Note: Enmotus FuzeDrive™ now supports the AMD A320 chipset


How does Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen work?

First, the FuzeDrive software analyzes all of the storage hardware available on your system, from fastest to slowest: from DDR4 RAM, to 3D Xpoint NVMe drives, standard NVMe drives, SSD drives, and mechanical hard disks. During the setup process, it combines these disks into what your system sees as a single, larger disk. Unlike caching schemes, FuzeDrive™ lets you use both the SSD and the HDD capacity together as one large boot drive.  For example, you can now combine a 128GB SSD and 2TB hard drive into a large bootable 2.1TB high performance FuzeDrive™.

 

Once installed, FuzeDrive™ intelligently and continuously analyzes your system, activating an ongoing process to make it as fast and responsive as possible. For instance, your Windows operating system boot files are moved to the fastest non-volatile storage to accelerate boot times. And as you use your PC from day to day, FuzeDrive™ notices what applications you run and automatically prioritizes the applications and data you use the most, so it’s accessed as quickly as possible from the fastest storage tier available. That means faster boot times, faster application and game load times, and a more responsive system.

 

FuzeDrive Title.jpg

 

Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen™ Benefits: Performance

First and foremost, FuzeDrive™ srives to deliver faster storage performance with the hardware you have. That means you can spend less time waiting for programs, games, and files to load. FuzeDrive™ also scales that performance benefit with new, faster storage that you might add later. To best illustrate this, let’s consider a few scenarios:

  • Performance option 1: You installed Windows on a relatively slow mechanical hard drive. With FuzeDrive™, if you add an SSD or NVMe drive later, you will enjoy the speed of an SSD when you boot your PC, or load programs and data that you most often employ.
  • Performance Option 2: You installed windows on a fast SSD drive, but are running out of capacity. If you add a large mechanical hard disk, FuzeDrive™ will recognize that the programs you use most should stay resident on the speedy SSD, and move the data that is rarely accessed to the mechanical hard disk. This gives you the best of both worlds: high performance with large capacity.
  • Performance Option 3: For the fastest booting and storage, a large conventional SSD paired with bootable 3D Xpoint NVMe drive for incredible booting speed, application launch, and data access performance.

 

Of course, these are only three simple scenarios to illustrate the benefits of FuzeDrive. The software is also able to add DDR4 RAM to the drive pool for the fastest possible responsiveness, advanced 3D Xpoint and NVMe SSDs for incredible boot times and speedy transfers, and large mechanical hard disks for giant capacity. The bottom line is, Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen™ delivers an incredible combination of storage speed and storage size.


How much faster is Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen™?
It depends based on the storage hardware you choose to combine with FuzeDrive, but the performance increase can be colossal when you add an SSD to a PC that uses a mechanical hard drive with Microsoft Windows installed:

 

FuzeDrive Charts.jpg

Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen™ Benefits: Convenience

More performance is always welcome, but what if you're not a PC genius? And what if you don't want to re-install your operating system and all of your programs to enjoy it?
The good news is that FuzeDrive™ was designed to be plug and play for easy setup. Just run the software, point it at the NVMe, SSD, mechanical hard disks (and RAM) you want to merge into a single, optimized drive, and it automatically and intelligently does the rest. It’s really that simple.

Note that this process organically merges your hard drives into a single, larger drive; a single drive letter as seen by your operating system. This means no more nuisance of deciding whether you want to install a program on your SSD or your mechanical hard disk, drive C, or D, or E. Because of this, FuzeDrive™ lets you to easily manage large libraries on one single drive that holds all of your data and applications – not a bunch of different disks to keep track of.


Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen™ Benefits: Value

AMD is a firm believer that our users benefit from open hardware standards, so it should be no surprise that FuzeDrive™ works with cost effective, non-proprietary NVMe, SSD, and hard disk hardware. Mix and match different types of storage and manufacturers to your hearts content, and FuzeDrive™ will merge them into a single drive to deliver the best possible performance, regardless.

 

Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen™, Available Now!

There’s no need to wait for faster boot times, shorter load times, more convenience, and incredible value thanks to a storage system upgrade courtesy of Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen™. You can purchase Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen™ on Enmotus’ website today for $19.99.

 

 

FOOTNOTES:
RZN-116: Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 12/21/2017 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. System Configs:  AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, GA-AX370 AORUS Gaming 5 motherboard, 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-3200,  Graphics driver 23.20.768.0 (17.40), and a Seagate Barracuda 500GB boot drive.  When Enmotus FuzeDrive was enabled,  a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe drive was added to the drive pool. Without Enmotus FuzeDrive for Ryzen, the system took 28.611 seconds to complete a boot to windows via explorer; 21.421 seconds to initialize SMSS; 2.274 seconds to initialize the Windows Logon; 56.04 seconds to launch adobe premiere; 59.27 seconds to launch adobe photoshop; and 85.09 seconds to launch DOOM. With Enmotus FuzeDrive for Ryzen enabled, the system took 10.534 seconds to complete a boot to windows via explorer (28.611/10.534=272%, or 172% faster); 3.926 seconds to initialize SMSS (21.421/3.926=546%, or 446% faster); 1.461 seconds to initialize the Windows Logon (2.274/1.461=156%, or 56% faster); 8.27 seconds to launch adobe premiere (56.04/8.27=678%, or 578% faster); 5.75 seconds to launch adobe photoshop (59.27/5.75=1031%, or 931% faster); and 38.77 seconds to launch DOOM (59.27/38.77=219%, or 119% faster). RZN-116