During the conference, which took place on the first day of CES 2018, AMD made some very interesting announcements reflecting the company’s plans for the entire 2018 year. They are sure to be interested both as fans of the products of the famous company, and simply computer enthusiasts who follow the news of the “iron market”. In this article we will briefly tell you about the most important announcements.
First, in 2018 the company promises to launch new mobile and desktop APUs (hybrid processors, including CPU and GPU) of Ryzen family. In addition, the CPU Ryzen and Ryzen PRO will acquire second-generation models, like the Threadripper processor . The first APU model Ryzen 5 2400G will go on sale as early as February 12 at a price of $ 169. 4 cores, 8 streams, 11 computational units. The processor clock speed will be from 3.6 GHz to 3.9 GHz at maximum load. The Ryzen 3 2200G also goes on sale on February 12th. The processor operates at a frequency of 3.5 GHz to 3.7 GHz, has four cores, four streams and 8 computational units. The cost of the processor is only 99 dollars.
AMD claims that the new APU Ryzen 5 2400G outperforms Intel’s i5-8400 almost twice. The Intel i5-8400 costs 199 dollars. And if you combine it with a discrete GPU NVIDIA GT 1030, the cost will increase by another $ 89. Ryzen 5 2400G at a cost of $ 169 still is more powerful than the above-mentioned pair. For clarity, the manufacturer mentioned that the APU is able to run Witcher 3 with a resolution of 1080p and a stable frame rate of 31 fps without any problems. In the classic Skyrim RPG, the frame rate reaches 96 frames per second.
Both Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G processors allow to overclock them using official AMD technologies. At the same time, the CPU, the GPU and the DRAM-memory integrated into the APU are broken for overclocking. Processors in the end can be overclocked by 39% over the maximum designated frequency. With the use of a complete cooler, the CPU Ryzen 5 2400G can safely operate at a frequency of 4 GHz, says the manufacturer, but nobody forbids changing the cooling system and overclocking the processor as you want. When using a cooling system based on liquid nitrogen, the GPU is capable of operating at a frequency of 2 GHz.
Particularly pleasant news for AMD fans was the announcement of a reduction in the cost of first generation Ryzen processors . And the cost of some models fell by just $ 150, which can not but rejoice. AMD explained the decrease in the fact that it wants to reflect in this way the close release of the second generation of Ryzen processors, as well as adjust the cost balance after long negotiations with world retailers. While in Russia the cost of processors has not changed, however, given that in the American store Amazon prices have already been adjusted, you can expect a decline in value in our country in the very near future.