AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 3 3200G APU, code-named “Picasso” has seemingly been posted over at Chinese forums, Chiphell by a user named 独月. The Ryzen 3000 series of APUs for laptops has already been launched, paired with NVIDIA’s GTX 10 series and 16 series cards. However, the desktop parts are still pending, and if this leak is anything to go by, then they should launch (at Computex) on 27th May.
Before you get confused, let’s make a few things clear. Firstly, the much anticipated Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs and these 3000 series APUs are based on different architectures. The former will leverage the 7nm Zen2 cores while the latter will be based on the existing Zen+ architecture, same as the Ryzen 2000 processors. So what’s so special? Well, there isn’t, but if you want an entry-level to mid-range setup at a fairly low price, then you won’t find a better alternative.
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The Ryzen 3000 APUs will be a refresh of the existing 2000 series on the 12nm node with higher clocks but with lower TDPs. The leaked chip is the Ryzen 3 3200G which is rumored to pack four cores (and four threads). As per TUM_APISAK, the part will be clocked higher than its predecessor, the Ryzen 3 2200G with a base and boost clock of 3.6GHz and 3.9GHz, respectively. In comparison, the latter is clocked at 3.5Ghz (boost) and 3.7GHz (boost). This might still be an engineering sample, so the final clocks will probably be higher.
As for the GPU, we are looking at a Radeon Vega 8 GPU once again with 512 Streaming Processors or 8 Compute Units. Once again, if we go by the same sample spotted by our well-known leaker, then this Vega GPU will have a significantly higher base clock (1,250MHz) than its predecessor (1,100MHz).
The user who posted this info on Chiphell claims to have a total of eight Ryzen 3000 APUs in his possession for testing purposes, and his best guess is that these parts will be revealed alongside the new Zen2 CPUs on 27th May, next month.
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