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AMD Ryzen 5 3400G (Zen+ & Vega 11) APU Review

We will be outlining the Ryzen 5 3400G APU’s performance while using the ASRock B450 Steel Legend socket AM4 B450 motherboard. The latest BIOS revision is used with AGESA code 1.0.0.3. A 16GB (2x8GB) kit of 3200MHz CL14 DDR4 memory serves our test system, as does the bundled Wraith Spire CPU cooler.

Today’s comparison processors come in the form of:

  • Coffee Lake i5-8600K (6C6T), i7-9700K (8C8T).
  • Matisse Ryzen 7 3700X (8C16T).
  • Pinnacle Ridge Ryzen 7 2700X (8C16T) and Ryzen 5 2600X (6C12T).
  • Summit Ridge Ryzen 7 1800X (8C16T).

Each processor is tested at its default out-of-the-box settings. We also include reasonable overclocking performance data where relevant. For the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs, multi-core turbo is disabled but testing is not conducted with the processors locked to their default TDP values. All-core load frequencies for the tested chips are as follows:

  • Ryzen 5 3400G = 3.95-4.0GHz.
  • Ryzen 5 3600X = 4.125GHz.
  • Ryzen 7 3700X = 3.95-4.1GHz.
  • Core i7-9700K = 4.6GHz.
  • Core i5-8600K = 4.1GHz.
  • Ryzen 7 2700X = Around 3.95GHz.
  • Ryzen 5 2600X = Around 3.975-4.0GHz.
  • Ryzen 7 1800X = 3.65GHz.

For more information relating to our test systems, see the details HERE.

Software:

  • AMD Chipset Drivers v1.07.07.0725.

Tests:

Productivity-related:

  • Cinebench R15 – All-core & single-core CPU benchmark (CPU)
  • Cinebench R20 – All-core & single-core CPU benchmark (CPU)
  • Blender 2.79b – All-core rendering of the BMW benchmark (CPU)
  • HandBrake x264 – Convert 1440p60 H264 video to 1080p60 H264 using the YouTube HQ 1080p60 preset (CPU)
  • 7-Zip – Built-in 7-Zip benchmark test (CPU & Memory)
  • SiSoft Sandra – Memory bandwidth (Memory)
  • AIDA64 – Memory bandwidth, memory latency, memory & cache latency (Memory)

Gaming-related:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, 1600×900, 1280×720, Lowest quality preset, no AA, DX12 version (Gaming)
  • Far Cry 5 – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, 1600×900, 1280×720, Lowest quality preset, DX12 (Gaming)
  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, 1600×900, 1280×720, Lowest quality preset, DX12 (Gaming)
  • Grand Theft Auto V – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, Varying quality settings, Minimum Advanced Graphics, DX11 (Gaming)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, 1600×900, 1280×720, Lowest quality preset, no AA, DX12 version (Gaming)

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