AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Review

Entry-level desktop processor released in 2018 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.5GHz, max speed at 3.7GHz, and a 65W power rating. Ryzen 3 2200G is based on the Raven Ridge 14nm family and part of the Ryzen 3 series.
Price 96.8%
Speed 69%
Productivity 59%
Gaming 83%
Category Desktop
Target entry-level
Socket Compatibility AM4
Integrated Graphics Radeon Vega 8
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 2.7 %
Year 2018 Model
Price 99 USD
Number of Cores 4 Cores
Number of Threads 4 Threads
Core Frequency 3.5 GHz
Boost Frequency 3.7 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 3.8 GHz
Power Consumption 65 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 4 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 96.8 %
Speed Score 69 %
Productivity Score 59 %
Gaming Score 83 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 41.3 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 20.7 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 10.3 %
Overall Score 39/100

The Ryzen 3 2200G is one of AMD's entry-level Desktop processors. It was released in 2018 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.5GHz, max speed at 3.7GHz, and a 65W power rating. The Ryzen 3 2200G is based on the Raven Ridge 14nm family and is part of the Ryzen 3 series.

Ryzen 3 2200G is also the successor of AMD's last gen Ryzen 3 1200 processor that was based on the Zen and 14nm process and was released in 2017.

AMD's Zen series has landed, upping the ante with Intel in its high-stakes game for desktop PC market dominance with a well-rounded lineup of new chips that push mainstream platforms to higher core counts and more raw compute than we've ever seen. As a result, Intel's commanding presence in the enthusiast space is threatened in a way we haven't seen in over a decade.

As we've seen, gaming remains an advantage for Intel, so if squeezing out every last frame is all you care about, Intel's processors are a good choice. Much of that performance advantage will be less noticeable when gaming at higher resolutions, or if you pair the processors with a lesser graphics card.

The AMD Ryzen 3 2200G was rolled out on Feb 2018 for $99, which puts it in the same general price range as the last-generation Ryzen 3 1200. This means that at least we're not seeing any considerable price jumps from generation to generation.

AMD has been having some trouble as of late which has made it even harder to compete with the incoming wave of Core i3 processors. That has forced the chip maker to be a little more creative and make do with their current product lines. Today we have the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G on hand, which in itself isn’t anything new. It’s basically a refreshed Ryzen 3 1200 with a clock speed boost. We say basically because it’s not a straight refresh however, there’s another change.

One of the nice things about the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G up for $99 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The AMD Ryzen 3 2200G retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 65W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

The AMD Ryzen 3 2200G seems to be a decent performing chip that is readily available for $99 at your favorite retailer. The main competition for this processor is the Core i3-8100 4-Core unlocked desktop processor with Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics ($117 shipped).

Bottom Line, the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G does not get much media attention since it is entry-level 2 Gen Core Raven Ridge processor, but it is a very capable processor that still delivers a good computing experience for entry-level users.

That said, AMD still lags behind in frequency when the Core i3-8300 operates at 3.7GHz at any given moment and 3.7GHz when push comes to shove.

With Ryzen 3, AMD continues to innovate on its new architecture and 14nm process. Like Ryzen 3, AMD has engineered Ryzen 3 to operate on a AM4 chipset with all the modern amenities of computing. This includes support for DDR4 RAM, the fastest NVMe SSDs and Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The Ryzen 3 2200G clocks up to 3.7Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 3.8GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

That said, to squeeze out all the potential of this surprisingly potent entry-level chip, you’ll want (and need) to splurge on an enthusiast-grade X370, X470, X570 motherboard.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Ryzen 3 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the entry-level with its Ryzen 3 2200G processors, which the company is making available as of Feb 2018.

AMD arms Ryzen 3 2200G with a 3.5 GHz base frequency that jumps as high as 3.7 GHz under lightly-threaded tasks. The Ryzen 3 2200G also offers a 3.5 GHz clock rate with all cores active. Meanwhile, Intel keeps its Core i3-8100 operating at a static 3.6 GHz clock rate.

Like all other Raven Ridge chips, the Ryzen 3-series CPUs drop into any Socket AM4 motherboard. But most will find a home on boards equipped with the A320 chipset, which has provisions for overclocking and offers plenty of connectivity options. Unlike Intel, AMD plans to utilize its current socket until 2020, so upgrading to future models shouldn't require a new motherboard.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G.

GPU Price Cost/Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $2,499 $22.6 110.7 FPS
114 FPS
77.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $1,299 $12.1 107.8 FPS
111 FPS
75.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $699 $7.1 97.8 FPS
99.7 FPS
67.4 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $2,999 $32 93.8 FPS
96.6 FPS
66.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $699 $7.6 92.5 FPS
93.3 FPS
62.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $759 $8.8 86.7 FPS
89 FPS
60.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $499 $5.8 86.2 FPS
85.9 FPS
57.9 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $1,199 $14.1 85 FPS
85.9 FPS
59.3 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $699 $8.2 85 FPS
85.3 FPS
56.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $399 $4.8 82.8 FPS
83 FPS
55 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $499 $6.1 81.7 FPS
80.3 FPS
54.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $400 $5.2 77.3 FPS
74.7 FPS
50.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $349 $4.6 75.9 FPS
76.1 FPS
50.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $499 $6.8 73.6 FPS
72.8 FPS
48.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $350 $4.8 72.7 FPS
68.7 FPS
45.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $279 $3.9 71.5 FPS
71.2 FPS
47 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $1,499 $21.7 69 FPS
67.2 FPS
47.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $499 $7.3 68.8 FPS
69.1 FPS
45.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $409 $6 68.2 FPS
67.4 FPS
44.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $999 $15.1 66.3 FPS
64.8 FPS
43 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $279 $4.3 64.9 FPS
64.1 FPS
42.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $399 $6.2 64.5 FPS
64.6 FPS
42.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $399 $6.4 62.8 FPS
61.5 FPS
40.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $229 $3.7 61.2 FPS
60.5 FPS
40.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $649 $11.2 57.7 FPS
56.7 FPS
37.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $220 $3.8 57.6 FPS
56.9 FPS
37.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $279 $5.1 54.7 FPS
52.4 FPS
34 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $649 $12.4 52.4 FPS
53.9 FPS
36.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $160 $3.2 50.2 FPS
49.4 FPS
32.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $199 $4 49.7 FPS
47.7 FPS
30.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $549 $11.1 49.5 FPS
48.1 FPS
32.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $229 $4.7 48.5 FPS
46.4 FPS
29.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $649 $13.6 47.7 FPS
48.2 FPS
32.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $999 $21.6 46.2 FPS
44.6 FPS
31 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $549 $12.2 45.1 FPS
45.4 FPS
30.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $254 $5.7 44.9 FPS
43.4 FPS
28.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $169 $3.8 44.5 FPS
42.8 FPS
27.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $429 $9.9 43.4 FPS
43.5 FPS
29.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $170 $4 42.7 FPS
41.3 FPS
27.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $329 $7.9 41.9 FPS
40.2 FPS
27.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $400 $9.8 40.8 FPS
40.5 FPS
27.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $329 $8.1 40.5 FPS
39.7 FPS
25.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $169 $4.2 40 FPS
39.2 FPS
25.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $149 $3.9 38.2 FPS
37.4 FPS
24.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $179 $5 35.7 FPS
35.2 FPS
23.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $229 $7.6 30 FPS
29.3 FPS
19.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $249 $9.3 26.9 FPS
26.3 FPS
16.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $199 $7.5 26.7 FPS
26.1 FPS
16.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $169 $6.4 26.3 FPS
25.8 FPS
17 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $279 $10.7 26.1 FPS
25.7 FPS
16 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $199 $7.7 25.8 FPS
25 FPS
16.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $169 $7.5 22.4 FPS
21.8 FPS
14.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $99 $4.8 20.7 FPS
19.9 FPS
13 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $159 $7.8 20.3 FPS
19.5 FPS
13.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $149 $7.5 20 FPS
18.3 FPS
12.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $149 $7.5 19.8 FPS
17.7 FPS
12.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $140 $7.7 18.3 FPS
17.6 FPS
11.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $149 $8.4 17.7 FPS
15.2 FPS
10.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $79 $5.4 14.5 FPS
14 FPS
9.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $79 $5.7 13.8 FPS
13.3 FPS
8.4 FPS

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I’m looking to build as soon as I can or else I would wait for the 3300x.

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The 1600af is going to be significantly faster.

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AstroAtticus June 24, 2020

Do you think I would get better value from going with the 1600af or going with the 2200g and spending the extra on a better GPU?

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tanglee11 June 22, 2020

Ryzen 5 1600AF will be better for games, but with an APU if some thing occurs with you GPU you will still have display and maybe be able to fix it, and for 65$ it seems a really good deal to me.

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Brewmentationator June 18, 2020

clock speed is not the only thing that matters. The architecture also plays a part. The 1600 AF will be a bit better in gaming.

That being said, I built my gf a PC with a 2200g and a 1060, and it is great for gaming 1080p at medium settings. Personally, I would save the $40 and get the 2200g.

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SuperHossMan51 June 18, 2020

Side note: don’t buy a 590, they’re around $200 new, but the 1660, which is $215, will outperform it significantly.

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shabondyarchi July 12, 2020

Upgrading from Ryzen 3 2200G, help needed.

I have a Ryzen 3 2200G paired with RX570. It's been pretty great, but I'm thinking of upgrading to either R5 3600 or R7 3700x. The catch is, my budget is limited. I do gaming, streaming, simple editing like cutting and a bit of effects (pan and zoom) and computer programming. I also have a 144hz monitor.

Choices are:

  • Get R5 3600. Save the rest of my budget to get RX 5600 XT.

  • Get R7 3700x. Keep my RX 570.

  • I just want your opinions on either of those choices.

    PS: I can't get R3 3300x because it's highly overpriced here, with 200 USD.

    EDIT:

    I went with R5 3600x since it's the only variant on stock. Thank you everyone. Now I'm thinking of going 5500 XT or save up for 5600 XT which is on another thread.

    THANK YOU!

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    DJBuck-118 July 11, 2020

    The 3600 is still a very capable chip, so I’d go with that option

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    Henslykg July 13, 2020

    Upgrade gpu first so you can push 144hz easier. I recommend 2060 or 1660 super so you can use builded in NVEC encoder for streaming at some point.

    if streaming and editing is critical, go 3600 first.

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    shabondyarchi July 16, 2020

    3600 is currently out of stock but 3600x isn't which is 20 dollars more expensive than the former. Should I go for it? Or wait for restocks?

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    homiecydxl June 18, 2020

    Please help RX 570 & Ryzen 3 2200G severely underperforming

    Please help, I don't understand why my PC is underperforming so much. My cinebench score is 1311 which is pretty close to the other systems of the same specs in the results which is 1344. I also checked gpucheck. com and it shows that my build should have no problem running games like battlefield 1 at 1080p. However my PC can barely run it, the game is barely playable, i get around 25-30fps at 1080p, even on low settings the game is not playable. I have tried different version of drivers with no improvement at all. Even GTA V which is a pretty old game by now struggle to reach even 45fps at high settings and sometimes dipped to 27-30. Even league of legends, a game that should run on onboard graphics can barely stay constant 60fps on my pc. My temps are normal

    CPU: 60 degrees Celsius and the usage is usually 70-90% usage.

    GPU: 50-60 degrees Celsius with 80-90% usage.


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    • Updated the chipset

    • Updated the bios

    • enabled XMP

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    • Ryzen 3 2200g

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    • Coolermaster Masterwatt 550W

    • 256GB western digital SSD (boot drive)

    • 1TB HDD western digital

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    arybzki June 10, 2020

    Make sure your monitor plugged to discreet GPU (RX 570), not iGPU (motherboard)

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    homiecydxl June 12, 2020

    i’ve built like 4 PCs now i’m pretty sure it’s plugged in the gpu, otherwise how would msi afterburner show me the gpu usage

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    Train Sim World on Ryzen 3 2200G Vega 8 Graphics----- Recording game Lose Fps🎥 ...
    The AMD Ryzen 3 2200G is a noticeably more affordable proposition than the $129 (£99, AU$169) Intel Core i3-8100, which packs as much computing power but far weaker integrated graphics.
    Ryzen 3 2200G, like Ryzen 5 2400G, includes unlocked ratio multipliers for overclocking. The graphics engine can naturally be tuned as well. A refined memory controller officially supports DDR4 ...
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    Hi All

    I am on a super tight budget for a computer and that would just be around $500. I havent bought an audio interface, headphones and studio monitors as well that's why $500 is the limit for the computer. I was wondering if this build would be enough as i want to start making music soon.

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    CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($110.00)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL19 Memory ($80.00)
    Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($65.00)
    Storage: Toshiba 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($40.00)
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    Custom: Thermaltake Versa H13 mATX Case ($40.00)
    Custom: Generic White Led Ring 120mm Fan (4-Pack) ($20.00)
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    If you noticed some of the parts are priced higher than it should as i live in the philippines and i relied only to online shopping which sucks but it's better to go that route than be infected with a virus even if it cost you a little more.

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    logainofhades April 27, 2009
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    Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
    Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.25 @ Amazon)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.54 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.08 @ Amazon)
    Total: $495.83
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-07 09:46 EDT-0400
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    radeonhd5450 July 06, 2020
    Need Some Help
    Hello Guys,
    I have an Antec BP450P 450W PSU, and I'm Planning to purchase a RX 570 GPU. The PSU is not 80+ certified. So, just want to know whether it will be able to handle a RX 570 or should i go with a safer option opting a GTX 1650.
    Your help will be greatly appreciated.

    My Specs for determining Wattage:
    Ryzen 3 2200g,
    MSI A320M Mobo,
    2 X 4GB DDR4 RAM,
    Antec BP450P PSU.

    I had calculated the total power wattage from Cooler master website, and it stated around 290Watts with RX 570 and around 220W with GTX 1650. Just want to confirm whether it be enough or not.

    Thank you.
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    ceriumin November 13, 2018
    So as it looks like it, it doesn't look like a good model therefore it would be questionable on the RX570, but with the performance increase, if I was in your position I would go for the RX570 however I would not overclock anything just to be on the safe side.
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    Jackie23 July 05, 2020
    bios flashing for ryzen cpu upgrade
    I am planning to upgrade from a ryzen 2200g to a ryzen 5 2600 to accommodate my gtx 1070 (which is severely bottle necked at the moment). Bios flashing is something I have never done, and I am looking for some insight. I understand that it comes with its risks, but is overall safe and needed to keep bios running properly.
    First question: (might be the only one)
    Will my pc work the same with my 2200g if I flash the bios to latest version before getting my ryzen 5 2600?
    If the question seems hard to answer let me explain a little. My motherboard is a b450m asrock steel legend, I am getting my new cpu in a few weeks, but I want to have my system ready to put the cpu in and go. So if I flash my bios now, will my 2200g work properly until I can switch my cpu out for the new one?

    If you need any extra information let me know, I have not flashed this motherboard since i bought it.

    Any extra information on flashing bios is appreciated aswell, it is a bit daunting the first time
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    kanewolf May 29, 2013
    The minimum BIOS requirements for the 2200G and the 2600 are the same -- https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/B450M Steel Legend/#CPU You don't HAVE to do a BIOS upgrade.
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    exploding_psu June 29, 2020
    Cheap PSU recommendation for a Ryzen 3 2200G
    I'm looking for a decent PSU to run a Ryzen 3 2200G. PC includes three case fans (non-PWM), 500GB HDD, 120GB SSD, 8GB RAM.

    No GPU. No overclocking (board is an A320M). Correct me if I'm wrong (probably am) but I think I'm going to need a 400W one? Can I go less?

    Sorry if this have been asked a million times. PSUs are kind of my weakness, really traumatized with them (I mean, read my profile's name), so I just don't want to step on the wrong stone here.
    Thanks!
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    Darkbreeze June 24, 2014
    Don't get anything less than a 450w unit, because you MAY decide to add a low cost graphics card later and if you DO that, you will need to then buy ANOTHER power supply if you go with something less than 450w watts. There are few card models worth buying that won't require at least a 450w unit. There are also essentially very few ATX power supplies out there that are any good and are less than 450w, which is probably the more important point.

    Minimum you should probably be looking at is something like the Corsair CX450. Right now though, ANY power supply worth having is going to be hard to find and is not going to be cheap, so the "cheap PSU recommendation" ain't going to happen anytime soon.
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    exploding_psu June 29, 2020
    Quick question, what to do after buying a new second-hand CPU?
    I just got myself a killer deal (by my standards), a complete-package Ryzen 3 2200G , along with unused cooler, the box, and everything. Got it for $55. I understand that 3300X and 3100 is all the rage these days, but with that price I just couldn't ignore that.

    Anyway, due to how cheap it is, I'm a bit worried whether the CPU is still working fine or not. I met the seller face-to-face so if something goes awry I can drive there and knock right on his door.

    So, I'm trying to do some testing to the CPU to make sure it's legit. What tools should I use? I mean, when it comes to memory we have MemTest86, PSU or GPU we have something like FurMark or 3DMark (just pulled that on top of my head), HDD Sentinel for hard drives. But which tool should I use to 'test' the stability of a CPU and make sure it's ready for long-term use? I don't want a dud really that's all.
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    Furzumz May 28, 2020
    Max operating temperature for that processor is 95C so 66C under a stress test is more than acceptable.

    Cinebench numbers will not always be exactly the same due to some variables but if its pulling in similar enough numbers compared to other 2200G's then its a legitimate 2200G

    I think everything checks out
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    Hash Volt June 18, 2020
    RX 570 or RX 580?
    I am planning to buy a new graphics card. But I found both, RX 570 and RX 580 at a nice price.
    But I don't really know which one is the best because my cpu is not the best (Ryzen 3 2200g)
    Can somebody help me? Which one should I buy?

    XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 256-bit
    or
    Sapphire Pulse RX 570 8GB GDDR5 256-bit

    CPU:
    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5Ghz
    edit: PSU 500w ​
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    WildCard999 July 18, 2014
    Either pairs fine with your CPU if your gaming around 1080P so I'd get the RX 580.
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    sental June 05, 2020
    WiFI PCI-e can't connect to network if External USB connected to back USB port
    Hello! My first question here.
    Let me know if this is wrong section.

    So, I just bought a new WiFI PCI-E card TP-Link TL-WN781ND. I installed it in my motherboard's (Asrock A320M HDV) PCI x1 slot. It works perfectly, can connect to my home router and access internet.

    The strange thing is, if I connect external USB HDD (WD My Passport 4TB) to USB port on the back of the PC, my wireless connection will disconnect, and if I try to re-connect, it says "Can't connect to this network". If I unplugged the ext HDD, the WiFI will automatically reconnect. This is not happening if I connect said ext HDD to front panel USB port.

    Is there a solution so I can use these USB ports on the back side ?

    Edit: Forgot to mention it is on Windows 10, the CPU is AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, no external VGA.
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    Third-Eye June 26, 2011
    It looks like the USB ports don't all have full contact with the I/O shield plate, which could possibly cause a grounding issue when a device is plugged in. If you have a USB 3.0 front panel connection or a rear expansion bracket, try using that for USB 3.0. Edit - One of these https://www.amazon.com/Expansion-Bracket-20-Pin-Header-2-Port/dp/B018TK0OZI
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    Azaeliscooliguess May 29, 2020
    Will I need a bios update?
    Hi, I am planning on upgrading my ryzen 3 2200g to a ryzen 5 3600 but, will I need to update my bios? My motherboard is the Gigabyte b450m DS3H, if so how can I update my bios?
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    Hellfire13 April 20, 2016
    Yes, you need to update to BIOS version F40 and preferably to the latest one subsequently.
    First check your current BIOS version...
    https://pureinfotech.com/check-bios-version-windows-10/

    Then follow the instructions here from the subsequent versions...
    https://www.gigabyte.com/in/Motherboard/B450M-DS3H-rev-10/support#support-dl-bios

    Here are the different ways you can update BIOS...
    https://windowsreport.com/flash-bios-windows-10/

    You can also check out some youtube videos on how to do it.
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    uxcioss May 21, 2020
    Upgrade a GTX 1060 3G to a 5700/XT or wait for Ampere and/or RDNA2?
    Well, when I did similar inquaries there were lots of topics about "Is waiting for Ampere worth it?", "Should you wait for next gen GPUs?", "Will RDNA2 deliver?". But most of them were outdated since most events cancelled or delayed because of the pandemic. Both Ampere and RDNA2 coming in the end of this year -hopefully-. I saw many people waiting for Ampere so much so that we can say there is a hype about it. Some people call it Pascal 2.0 like it's a bigger jump this time. I wish and hope these rumors and hypes are come true with next gen.

    This will be a long topic, kinda my habit to type a lot, probably there won't be a useful tl;dr so feel free to leave if you bored by my mumbling.

    My situation as a matter of fact is the same but just a twist with my country's influation and economic crisis happening. Before we start, let's get to my specs:
    CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
    Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk
    RAM: G.Skill RipjawsV 2x8 GB 3000Mhz (@3200Mhz)
    GPU: ASUS Dual GTX 1060 O3G
    SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB
    HDD: WD Blue 2.5 1 TB 5400 RPM
    Display: MSI Optix MAG241C 1080p144hz (w/GSync compatible)
    Case: Thermaltake V200 TG
    PSU: Thermaltake 600W 80+

    Long story short, I like my setup but I guess it's getting a little bit old now. It's pretty much enough for me when gaming over all but with recent titles I got the need for adjusting some graphics details etc. to gain more frames. Sometimes, especially for multiplayer games, I was aiming for +90 frames so I needed to lower a lot of settings. 3 GB VRAM didn't bother me most of the time but nowadays I have to choose low or mediocre texture quality because of VRAM. Some games are harsh about this and some don't. (I'm talking about you GR Breakpoint, you make stutter heaven if I set texture quality to medium).

    I was hoping to upgrade my GPU but Turing was a lackluster and Navi was scary at launch, even months after launch. There is a bigger problem for me and that is my country is in trouble big time. Local currency losing value againts USD so fast that we got two times poorer in just 3 years. And it seems that it can only go worse from this point.

    So the reason I'm starting this topic, there is a Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT on sale but I'm not so sure if I should just buy it and wait for next gen GPUs' entry-mid level card releasing and getting a deal on there OR just stick with 1060 3G for about 6 to 10 months and hopefully use money on Ampere or Big Navi's relevant choices. Also, I was hoping to gift the 1060 to my sister since she is using a Ryzen 3 2200G with Vega 8 APU.

    For the sake of giving an insight to the local market, I'll share a couple for AIB brands and models with USD converted price. For the beginning, these three are good deals in my opinion:
    Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 - $427
    Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT - $522
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC - $539

    These are the comparing brands/models with prices:
    MSI RX 5700 MECH GP OC - $441
    MSI RX 5700 XT MECH OC - $544
    MSI RX 5700 GAMING X - $493
    ASUS ROG Strix RX 5700 OC - $627
    ASUS ROG Strix RX 5700 XT OC - $682

    And Nvidia counterparts:
    Gigabyte RTX 2060 OC - $441
    Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce - $589
    MSI RTX 2060 Ventus XS OC - $463
    MSI RTX 2060 Super Ventus GP OC - $578
    ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 OC - $633
    ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 Super EVO - $728
    EVGA RTX 2060 Super XC Ultra - $655

    I guess that's enough 2060 and 2060S, some 2070 and 2070S cards here:
    MSI RTX 2070 TRI FROZR - $665
    Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super WÄ°ndforce - $700
    ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC - $793
    ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 Super - $839
    Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2070 Super - $796
    MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio - $848

    Yes. Those are some reeeeally high priced cards there. Some people from EU or other countries can understand this pain I guess. The ones I consider deal are sometimes half of those expensive ones and I think this is why they are not only deal but steal. Currency is getting potato every month, government passes new taxes every 2 months and my desire for 'moar' performance is getting wild.

    At this point, what would you guys and gals think about this. Would it be a waste paying money to a 5700XT? Or even a 5700 since there are vbios flash tricks etc. Sapphire Pulse AIBs are wonderful overall. Definitely making up their prices but could it be a waste Ampere and RDNA2 coming this year? In the other hand, first launches will be the most expensive ones. I'm currently happy with 1080p144hz and in the far future I may get a 1440p144hz, or maybe even a 21:9 format display. Anything above from RX 5700 is fine performance wise. Both Nvidia and AMD will probably scale new generation with these cards. But what if they deliver better GPUs for 400-ish USD price range? Since I am using a GTX 1060, it's not like I need a powerhouse GPU right now.

    And with this people, I'm confused and indecisive. Maybe there is a side of me enjoying this tech debate myself, who knows. Again, I tend to post long topics, hopefully I didn't miss any fatal points I hope to express.

    Edit: Forgot to add case and PSU.
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    uxcioss January 29, 2019
    I guess waiting for prices to drop more is better. Or maybe even mid-tier Ampere and RDNA2 cards next year.
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    sharksz May 20, 2020
    I am trying to upgrade my current build, any suggestions?
    Hi! I haven't posted on here in years but recently came back for more professional help because I honestly wouldn't know too much of what I can upgrade without it screwing something else over.

    CPU: Ryzen 3 2200g with Radeon Vega Graphics
    Motherboard: B450M DS3H
    Memory: Patrio Viper 4 8GB (2x4GB) 288-Pin DDR4
    Storage: WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive
    Video Card: Nvidia GeoForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Case: Cougar MX330 Mid Tower Case with Full Acrylic Transparent Window and USB 3.0
    Power Supply: CORSAIR CX Series CX550 550W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Operating System: Windows 10

    Now I was extremely close to purchasing another set of RAM and the SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III SD card but I wanted to ask for your help before spending anything.
    I'm mainly trying to play games such as Warzone or Apex legends at the moment but the stutter is so bad that it's borderline unplayable.

    What can I upgrade in order to run those games decently? My budget for upgrades right now is $200. But I want to do this slowly over time so I can continue to upgrade piece by piece, thanks in advance.