AMD started off the APU concept years ago, combining the CPU horsepower with graphical capabilities. Last year they introduced two members of its AMD Ryzen “Picasso” family namely – Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G.
Both of them became increasingly popular among budget gamers due to the strong iGPU that they provided along with a capable processor. So, the leaks of the upcoming Ryzen 3000 “Picasso” family is here before the actual launch.
AMD Ryzen 3000 “Picasso” family based on Zen+ architecture
The new end Ryzen 3000 APUs will be based on the older Zen+ architecture on not on the upcoming Zen 2 architecture, because the previous APUs were based on 14nm Zen architecture.
So, these upcoming new chips will be based on the 12nm FinFET process which was previously seen on the 2nd Ryzen lineup. For this reason you won’t notice much difference in performance from the last gen.
Ryzen 5 3400G
This time too this chip will feature four cores and eight threads with 4 MB of L3 cache. You’ll notice a slight increase in clock speed this time with 3.70 GHz being the base clock speed and 4.20 GHz boost.
On the graphics front, there’s the same Vega 11 GPU with 704 stream processors and a TDP of 65W. There can be a slight increase in the GPU frequency somewhere in the range of 1300-1400 MHz.
The price of these CPUs will also be somewhere near to what its predecessors were during their launch, about $150 for the Ryzen 5 3400G.
Ryzen 3 3200G
As you saw for the previous CPU, this one too will bear a lot of similarities from its predecessor. With the Ryzen 3 3200G, you’ll be offered with the same four cores and four threads.
The processor will feature the same Vega 8 GPU with 512 SPs and have a TDP rating of 65W. It will have a 4 MB of L3 cache with clock speeds rated at 3.60 GHz base and 4.00 GHz boost. The GPU frequency is said to be nearly 1250 MHz.
If the CPU is priced around $100 mark then this one will also be a great APU to be featured on budget gaming builds.
Overall we see the new APUs will get a refresh from last year and we expect them to have more features which AMD will soon unveil at COMPUTEX 2019 and E3 of 2019.
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