AMD has officially added energy-efficient Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 APUs to its product lineup. The new processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics, have a 35 W TDP, and at this point in time will only be initially available to system integrators enabling the latter to build small form-factor PCs, rather than directly selling at retail.

AMD’s Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE APUs pack four Zen cores running at 3.2 GHz default frequency (with multithreading for the Ryzen 5) and integrated Radeon Vega 8 or Radeon Vega 11 graphics respectively. In a bid to reduce TDP of the APUs to 35 W compared to the 65W vresions, AMD had to reduce clocks of the GE chips by 300-400 MHz as showin in the table below. For the integrated graphics, they remain untouched: the Ryzen 3 2200GE has 512 stream processors at 1100 MHz, whereas the Ryzen 5 2400GE has 704 SPs at 1250 MHz. The supported memory controller also retains parity: two DDR4 memory channels up to DDR4-2933.

The new APUs from AMD featuring a 35 W TDP are designed for the AM4 socket, but need appropriate BIOS support by the motherboards. As the Ryzen 3 2200GE and the Ryzen 5 2400GE are made available to system integrators first, their drop in compatibility with retail motherboards is not a priority for AMD just now. Motherboard makers, namely ASUS, have been adding support for the new APUs to their BIOSes in the last few weeks.

AMD Ryzen 2000-Series APUs
  Ryzen 5
Vega 11
Ryzen 5
Vega 11
Ryzen 3
Vega 8
Ryzen 3
Vega 8
Cores 4 / 8 4 / 4
Base CPU Freq 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo CPU Freq 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
TDP @ Base 65 W 35 W 65 W 35 W
cTDP 46-65 W 35 W 46-65 W 35 W
L2 Cache 512 KB/core
L3 Cache 4 MB
Graphics Vega 11 Vega 8
Compute Units 11 CUs 8 CUs
Streaming Processors 704 SPs 512 SPs
Turbo GPU Freq 1250 MHz 1100 MHz
DRAM Support DDR4-2933 Dual Channel
OPN Tray YD2400C5M4MFB YD2400C6M4MFB YD2200C4M4MFB YD2200C6M4MFB
Price $169 ? $99 ?
Bundled Cooler Wraith Stealth None w/Tray Wraith Stealth None w/Tray

Despite the fact that AMD lists the new 35W APUs on its website, the company has not included the chips into its pricelist and it is unknown how much do they cost. Retail versions of AMD’s 65W Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G are priced at $169 and $99 respectively and come with coolers - it is likely that the tray prices of the 35W parts will be slightly beneath this.

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  • dgingeri - Monday, April 23, 2018 - link

    Perhaps some laptops will come with these, with beefier cooling.
  • PeachNCream - Monday, April 23, 2018 - link

    Isn't there already a Ryzen series for laptops?
  • bruce24 - Monday, April 23, 2018 - link

    Yes, the Ryzen U are for Laptops.

    Ryzen 3 2200U
    Ryzen 3 2300U
    Ryzen 5 2500U
    Ryzen 7 2700U
  • dgingeri - Monday, April 23, 2018 - link

    Those are the ultra low power, 15W, APUs.
  • Alexvrb - Monday, April 23, 2018 - link

    Ultra low power (ULP) is like sub-5W. 15W is just low power in the mobile world.

    Second (as others mentioned below), the Ryzen "U" lineup has a configurable TDP. The manufacturers can configure them for a variety of systems from 12W-25W. 25W is plenty for a mainstream mobile APU in 2018.
  • bruce24 - Monday, April 23, 2018 - link

    The U chips are currently the only laptops chips. The are in a BGA package while the other Ryzen desktop and APU's chips are in uPGA packages.
  • sharath.naik - Monday, April 23, 2018 - link

    AMD. please release an octacore mobile cpu at 45 watts with HMB. There is a market out there that needs highpower computing with ocational light gaming. Almost none of the current laptops provide this. All of intels highpowered cpus are paired with high powered graphics from nvidia, making the laptops bulky or/and low battery life.
  • WorldWithoutMadness - Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - link

    Why not wish for quantum computer whilst at it? 45W 8C HMB for high computing, hahaha.
  • msroadkill612 - Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - link

  • 0ldman79 - Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - link


    I can't wait for a 45w 16 thread laptop.

    That's not outside the realm of possibility, though it would probably be like 2GHz at full load, but it should still be able to hit turbo dual core speeds around 3.8GHz.

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