Ryzen 5 3400G

Ryzen 5 3400G


AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Review - Desktop APU Good For Budget

    We’ve already talked about some Ryzen mobile APUs on this site but this time we have AMD Ryzen 53400G as a desktop APU for mostly budget-friendly systems. Yet, it is one of the fastest PC APUs in the market so far. 

    Many users think that when they purchase a Core-i3 and GT 1030 they have a “gaming system”. It’s not technically wrong. Yet, when you consider the price/performance, compatibility, stability, etc. this doesn't seem like a choice of wisdom for many other users. 

    Of course, AMD Ryzen 5 3400G would not offer you a titan-like performance by itself. However, according to the price tag, you’ll get a satisfying user experience in terms of gaming and other hard tasks. 

“Shortcoming: The significant drawback of this processor is the low cache capacity.“

    Therefore, when you put the cache memory aside, the architecture is just fine. The core count is high enough, GPU performs smoothly, we see new technologies used here, and the integration seems to be flawless. 


Ryzen 5 3400G has 3.7Ghz base clock speed and 4.2GHz max boost ability. Please note that boosting is not overclocking. It is an action of clock speed acceleration according to the workload present on the CPU. Additionally, Ryzen 5 3400G has no multiplier lock. You can perform overclocking, too. But if you are not familiar with this kind of action, do not bother to try it. Because there is always a risk while doing such a thing. And the CPU already has enough clock power for many challenging tasks.


“When Intel equivalents of this processor using 14 Nm CMOS, AMD keeps being innovative and uses 12 Nm for 3400G. “

On the GPU side, we see RX VEGA 11 Graphics of Radeon with 11 cores. Basically, with this integrated GPU, you will not need an extra GT 1050 or 1650 or anything similar. Finally, for the motherboard, a B450 motherboard would be sufficient. 

AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G with Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics Specifications

  • Cpu Cores : 4
  • Threads : 8
  • Clock Speed : 11 3.7GHz
  • L1 Cache : Up to 4.2GHz
  • 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 Spire
  • Max Temp. : Wraith Spire
  • System Memory Spec. : Up to 2933MHz
  • System Memory Type : DDR4
  • System Memory Channel : 2
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