AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Review - Part of A Comeback Story
Today we will talk about a successful APU called Ryzen 3 3200G. Most of the users would like to have an idea about the gaming performance of any CPU they encounter. Hence, this article will give you some initial ideas about the general use and gaming performance of R3 3200G.
Many PC enthusiasts know that since the Athlon 64, AMD has lost its place in the market almost completely. Therefore, rival Intel didn’t bother to offer great innovations. They simply didn’t feel the urge to improve products drastically. So it led them to introduce the Core Architecture with little improvements. They continued to do so for years and years. Of course, this lasted until AMD came back on the stage with a new solid architecture.
The first introduction of the Zen architecture immediately took effect and started to change the balance in the market in favor of AMD. Nowadays, it is generally the Zen architecture that offers more cores and more performance for a less price, compared to rival equivalents. Yet, it was a little bit late for the APU models to become solid competitors against the Intel side. For the first generation APU models, 2200G and 2400G, the Intel correspondents were more powerful and stable. Especially the single-core and gaming performance of the Intel CPUs were a lot better than AMD at that time. However, AMD was producing CPUs with higher core counts, thus Intel started to develop new innovative CPUs like the Core-i9 series.
Today’s topic Ryzen 3 3200G is one of the good examples of this condition in the CPU market.
Ryzen 3 3200G APU Specifications
First of all, if you have R3 2200G or 2400G, you don’t need to upgrade them to Ryzen 3 3200G. Because you only get a little faster clock speed. Yet, the core count and Vega 8 graphics along with many other technical aspects, are the same as 2200G and 2400G.
R3 3200G has a 3.6 GHz base clock speed, with boost, it’ll be accelerated up to 4.0 GHz. Vega 8 Graphics carries 8 graphics cores operating at 1250 Mhz frequency.
At first sight, it is not a “proper gaming CPU”. It is more like a budget CPU that enables users to run mid-range games. And maybe high-end games with the lowest settings. But, AMD APUs offer stable and smooth daily use in the long run. So according to your expectations, this processor could be a reliable part of your system.
AMD Ryzen™ 3 3200G with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics Specifications
- Cpu Cores : 4
- Threads : 4
- Clock Speed : 8 3.6GHz
- L1 Cache : Up to 4.0GHz
- L2 Cache : 384KB
- L3 Cache : 2MB
- Unlocked : 4MB
- CMOS : Yes
- Package : 12nm FinFET
- PCI Express Version : AM4
- Thermal Solution (PIB) : PCIe® 3.0 x8
- TDP : Wraith Stealth
- Max Temp. : Wraith Stealth
- System Memory Spec. : 4
- System Memory Type : 8
- System Memory Channel : 3.6GHz