AMD unveils first Ryzen desktop ‘Accelerated Processing Units’

Computer processor giant AMD on Tuesday, Feb. 12, unveiled what it said are the “world’s most powerful” graphics card for a desktop processor with the release of the Ryzen 5 2400G and the Ryzen 3 2200G.

Offering leadership levels of system and graphics performance, Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G are a combination of four of the latest “Zen” CPU cores with advanced Radeon “Vega” architecture on a single chip.

AMD SenseMI technology was enhanced to enable lower power usage at high frequencies and reduced memory latencies. The new APUs support Precision Boost 2, a multi-core boost algorithm that enables higher frequencies in gaming and real-world applications. With the built-in Radeon graphics, the processors are also compatible with FreeSync technology and compatible displays for effortlessly smooth gameplay experience.

“When we launched our first Ryzen processors a year ago, we began driving innovation and competition across the PC market. We remain dedicated to this mission throughout 2018, as we further strengthen our Ryzen portfolio by adding two leadership APUs designed to meet the varying needs of today’s PC users,” AMD senior vice president and general manager for cmputing and graphics business group Jim Anderson said.

“Combining our high-performance CPU and GPU architectures, this new category of Ryzen desktop processors is designed to deliver a smooth overall computing experience, as well as the ability to enjoy true 1080p HD gaming, eSports or advanced display features through the visual fidelity of the built-in Radeon Vega graphics,” Anderson added.

Ryzen desktop APUs support the same Socket AM4 infrastructure as Ryzen Desktop CPUs. It is also compatible with the existing AM4 ecosystem of more than 120 motherboards, requiring only a BIOS update.

The processors are unlocked for performance tuning of CPU, DRAM, and GPU settings through the AMD Ryzen Master overclocking utility to enable even more performance for users who appreciate the freedom to overclock. Company test results show that the Ryzen 5 2400G delivers up to 39% faster graphics performance when overclocked.

Ryzen desktop processors with Radeon Vega Graphics are globally available through e-tailers and retailers for use with the wide selection of AM4 motherboards currently in market. Customers can get the latest purchase information of AMD Ryzen Desktop APUs at AMD.com. OEM systems with Ryzen desktop processors with Radeon Vega graphics, meanwhile, are expected in market in the coming months.

In the Philippines, the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G is pegged at a suggested retail price of P9,150 and P5,735, respectively.

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