Greetings, readers. Finally, I’m going to write a review on the AMD Ryzen 5 3350G AM4 OEM processor.
I present to you a fairly powerful processor with an integrated graphics adapter. This processor is supplied in OEM form, and in other versions it simply does not exist.
Some kind of detective story comes out with him. The manufacturer’s website has information about the Ryzen 5 PRO 3350G and Ryzen 5 3400G E , but I did not find any mention of the Ryzen 5 3350G at all. Curiously, the characteristics of all these processors are almost the same, the differences are minimal: the version with the Ryzen 5PRO 3350G has support for RAM with error correction (ECC) and the number of cores of the integrated graphics adapter 10 pieces; the Ryzen 5 3400GE version does not have ECC memory support, but the number of cores of the graphics adapter is 11 pieces, just like the Ryzen 5 3400G (which has a slightly higher clock speed of the main computational modules than the hero of this review).
Formally, all these processors are built using the Zen+ technology, which is already quite outdated today and is to some extent equivalent to the Ryzen 5 2600, minus the fact that it has 6 processor cores that can represent 12 computational modules; and in processors with an integrated graphics core, there are only 4 such processor cores, but at least they are capable of imitating 8 computational modules. For example, Ryzen 3 with an integrated graphics core is devoid of the possibility of imitation and is limited only by physical 4 cores.
The bottom line is that we have before us a slightly reduced frequency of the main processor cores, but remaining full-fledged in the graphics part of the Ryzen 5 3400GE, which for some reason is called Ryzen 5 3350G. In general, there will be something to check with tests.
The OEM delivery of processors with so many legs is a little annoying; after all, processors with LGA packaging seem to me personally much more practical. But everything arrived fine, no problem.
There were no problems with the installation into the motherboard.
A little about the technical characteristics of the processor “strapping” – a motherboard based on a B450 chipset, a set of two Patriot Viper DDR4 memory modules with an XMP profile, which guarantees operation at a frequency of 3200 MHz. It is a well-known fact that AMD processors are very demanding on the speed of data exchange with RAM, for which you should purchase memory modules operating at the highest possible frequency.
The WIndows 10 operating system was installed without problems, it found all the necessary drivers, including the driver for the graphics core. However, the default graphics kernel driver has a release date of August 2020, and the processor manufacturer’s website has a more up-to-date driver from March 2021. The installation of the current drivers did not cause any difficulties, except for the need for a double reboot – before installing the Adrenalin drivers and after installation.
I will briefly go through the test programs.
AIDA64. Hardware specifications: 4x Ryzen 5 3350G HT 3900 MHz B450 Int. Dual DDR4-3200 16-20-20-40 CR1
CPU Queen: 49951
CPU PhotoWorxx: 20676 Mpx / s
CPU ZLib: 356.6 MB / s
CPU AES: 30531 MB / s
CPU SHA3: 1031 MB / s
FPU Julia: 18911
FPU Mandel: 9595
FPU SinJulia: 6349
FP32 Ray-Trace: 3771 KRay / s
FP64 Ray-Trace: 1872 KRay / s
The results are generally good for a quad-core, eight-thread processor. Somewhere we catch up with the Core i7 7700 (which in games today is quite enough to load a video card costing up to 200 thousand rubles), somewhere we don’t catch up. Somewhere we overtake the Xeon 2620v3 processors, popular on a well-known Chinese site, by one and a half times (there are still more cores / threads and the cache is noticeably larger), somewhere we lose to them the same amount. In general, the Ryzen 5 3350G processor is in the lower segment of current processor solutions. Quite a decent level to compete with Ryzen 3-series or Core i3-series.
Cinebench R20 , which provides an estimate of the speed of processor cores / threads when calculating three-dimensional scenes.
It is noticeable that the processor with its 4 cores in 8 threads does not particularly stand out against the background of more powerful counterparts, even the Core i7 7700 is far ahead, although formally the number of cores and threads is the same.
Popular program for archiving data WinRAR .
Performance is generally expected, and also not to say that it is amazing. Yes, more than Pentiums, but the number of cores / threads is twice as large.
The performance of the graphics part is in principle as expected: it roughly corresponds to the performance level of video cards of the lower price level, for example, Geforce GT1030 or AMD Radeon RX550. At the time of this writing, these “gags” are noticeable against the background of the cost of the AMD Ryzen 5 3350G processor itself.
The test program 3DMark in Night Raid test for processors with integrated graphics provides the following assessment of the performance.
On the test manufacturer’s website, you can compare the results of the score I received.
For example, for the Radeon RX550 video card and Ryzen 5 1600 processors, the performance results are as follows:
It is noticeable that the very first, according to Zen technology, AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor in the processor part of the test is noticeably faster (8231-8522 points) than the hero of this Zen+ review Ryzen 5 3350G processor (6565 points in my measurement) – and all because 6/12 cores in games are still better than 4/8, but slightly newer. It would be more correct to compare the hero of this review with AMD Ryzen 3-series, there are also 4 cores and 8 threads, but, unfortunately for the Ryzen 5 3350G, the Ryzen 3 3100 processor belongs to the more modern generation Zen2 and its cores are noticeably faster …
But the graphics part in the Ryzen 5 3350G processor (by the way, mind you, this is Vega 11, not Vega 10) gains almost 16 thousand points, which is almost next to the results of the Radeon RX550 (16885-18093). And yes, any other programs, for example, GPU-Z, also report the presence of Vega 11 with all its characteristics, including 11 execution GPU cores. AMD has a strange policy to schedule the release of a processor named Ryzen 5 Ryzen 5 3400GE, assuming its delivery only through OEM channels; but at the last moment rename it to Ryzen 5 3350G. Moreover, to completely confuse everyone with the release of the Ryzen 5 PRO 3350G processor with slightly different characteristics.
In fact, when we buy a Ryzen 5 3350G processor, we have a double purchase – a reasonably fast CPU and a graphics core. Yes, for the price of the hero of this review, you can buy a processor faster, but after that you have to shell out some more money to buy a video card; and the cheapest video cards that can replace the integrated graphics core cost more than half of the AMD Ryzen 5 3350G. Substantial savings!
The tests I carried out in the World Of Tanks RT encore show that it is quite possible to play at medium settings. Although, of course, even the Geforce GT750Ti from 2014 sends hello to the Vega 11 graphics core and is capable of delivering twice as many frames per second. My tests in Civilization VI show that it is much more comfortable to play than on the HD630 graphics core built into the Intel processor. Tests conducted in Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 4 show that playing on the integrated graphics core is by no means possible.
Ultimately, the conclusion regarding this processor is the following: this is a very compromise purchase. On the one hand, although the processor is quite modern and high-performance, competitors have something to oppose for comparable money and on a more recent platform. On the other hand, here, for equal money with competitors, the graphics accelerator is several times faster … but you can still play only on the minimum graphics settings. But then all at once, and the video card can be purchased later.
In other words, if you are not interested in games, but just in case, a graphics accelerator will not hurt – Ryzen 5 3350G (3400G) is your option, any alternatives will be either slower or more expensive.
If you plan to play regularly, then it is better to immediately go for a faster processor without integrated graphics and buy a video card with it for which there is enough money, but at least a used one.
The review is translated into english, the original review can be found on the source site.