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Pros: You get a lot of CPU and graphics support for peanuts.
Cons: Not all AM4 motherboards are ready for this next gen CPU. All AM4 motherboards can support this CPU, but you may need to update the BIOS before it will work. This is problem because you cannot upgrade the BIOS without a working CPU in the socket. Fortunately, AMD is providing a free Boot Kit on their support website for customers in this situation.
Overall Review: This CPU is part of a PC I'm building to give away to a kid who's family cannot afford a computer. It is wonderful that AMD is making a positive impact in the computer CPU market. This CPU allows me to build a very capable system for a price that simply wasn't possible a year ago.
Pros: Lots of power and super cool running on stock Wraith cooler. I will be building all of my employee workstations with this combination. Very inexpensive for what you are getting.
Overall Review: Make sure you update your BIOS before starting your build. My AM4 MSI boards would not boot until I reverted back to the original APU and updated it.
-Can run 4K videos without skipping a beat. Processor is near as fast as a Core i7 2600K which was a couple years ago Intel's flagship mainstream chip.
-ABSOLUTELY AN AMAZING VALUE HANDS DOWN.
-Perfect for basic computing, internet surfing, watching movies, schoolwork, plus it CAN GAME on low settings without a discrete GPU with literally any modern title. Some can even be played on medium. For $99? Wow...
-65 watts!!! Can use a passive fan-less cooler. PC should be whisper quiet (Bout time AMD).
Cons: Not yet compatible with all motherboards unfortunately.
Overall Review: AMD is back and in my opinion way ahead for the basic computer build for kids, wives, college and high school users, etc. Hardcore gamers of course would not be too interested in this chip because it is not marketed for them.
Pros: This CPU is an amazing value it combines great CPU performance and adequate GPU performance for gaming into a single chip. I highly recommend it.
Cons: Will require a BIOS update to your motherboard in order to be compatible with it.
Overall Review: Newegg should be called out for the selling bundles of this CPU and motherboards which are not compatible out of the box with it (requires BIOS update) they should also be called out for selling motherboard and not knowing which BIOS version comes installed with it, one would think the BIOS version would be information the manufacturer would make readly available to Newegg. Not knowing this was very unhelpful when buying this product. They only care about selling you the product after that you are on your own. AMD on the other hand should be commended, they sent me a boot kit in order to get this CPU working with the motherboard I had purshased to go with it, free of charge as well, very nice of them, that's great customer service right there. I'll buy AMD again next time.
Pros: i cant believe this only costs a 100 bucks for what you get....
1...GPU will run 8k video even if it cant out put real 8k resolution when paired with at least 2800mhz memory
2...the CPU is not slow at all and beats my old 4670k in web browsing and daily driver tasks
3...real triple monitor support WITHOUT a stand alone card
4...best bang for you buck trying to build cheap daily driver PC's for ANYONE
5...great temps even under full load with stock cooler
6...great for home theater PC's if you get a motherboard with HDMI 2.0 or above
7...does great at lite gaming with DOTA2, cuphead and older tiles like fallout 3 and new vegas all hitting 60 frames at 1080p
8...great for cheap work computers even in a office setting as you can run 2 or 3 monitors without added cost but still have a really fast little PC no one would complain about when paired with a cheap SSD drive, even if its sata based
Cons: not really made for gaming for a ton of reasons....
1...the CPU only has 8 PCI-E lanes for a add on GPU as 8 of the 16 the CPU has are taken by the built in GPU and turning it off wont open up these 8 lanes to a add on graphics card
2...paired with a GPU over a 1050ti it bottlenecks at the CPU in games like BF4 BF1 or even fallout4
3...if you want to run a real PCI-E X2 or X4 based SSD drive you will NOT be able to get a add on GPU to run with over 4 PCI-E lanes....BUT you can still run one if you never plan to upgrade to a add on GPU or plan on upgrading both GPU and CPU
4...gaming on it and getting real frame rates will come down to memory speed as the GPU must use the DDR4 on the motherboard....2800mhz can be a 10 to 15 frame lose VS using 3200mhz
5...you MUST use 2 sticks of memory....using one stick of memory even if its 16gb can make even youtube video's studder VS 2x4gb sticks....not running the dual channel memory controller really hurts the GPU
6...with 8gb of total memory you will only be able to use 6gb for the OS....i dont know if its the motherboard i got but there are no options to change the amount of memory the GPU is using in bios....2gb of memory will be taken by the GPU regardless of what you do BUT that 2gb will not be used if using a add on GPU
my only real nit picks about this APU is the fact its being marketed as a gaming APU when its really the best you can get for a daily driver on the cheap.....yeah if you are going to play minecraft or DOTA2 for the next 5 years only its great but people wanting to play current games will have tons of problems with it as it will only be a stop gap until you can buy a real CPU and GPU for gaming
Overall Review: for anyone that wants to build cheap PC's that are very able to do anything BUT gaming this is your new go to option...getting this level of performance out of a Intel based system would cost you a extra 150 to 200 bucks....a i3 that is on par with just the CPU will cost you as much as this APU
if you want to build a cheap gaming PC i would NOT use this to start....get the athlon X4 that is under 70 bucks and buy a used GPU to start as you will get better gaming performance for the money....(used GTX 970's have been selling for a 100 bucks....even a GTX960 is better then the built in GPU)
i got 5 of these as part of a build out for a church....all i have gotten since installing the whole network is requests to build the same PC for personal home use.....with this APU you can build a full working computer with a 240gb SSD drive and 8gb of 3200mhz for about 440 bucks
parts list for the 5 i built
this APU with stock cooler
ASRock B450M PRO4 motherboard
Team T-force Vulcan 2800mhz AND 3200mhz 2x4gb sets.... search "TLRED48G2800HC16CDC01" for the 2800mhz and "TLRED48G3200HC16CDC01" for the 3200mhz set by coping and pasting to newegg search bar....get the 3200 if you can
kingston A400 240gb sata based SSD drive
EVGA 500 watt PSU (over kill for this but on sale for cheap when i built them)
cases.....coolermaster E300L or Cougar MG110.....the coolermaster is better made but they raised the price to 45 bucks
Pros: I knew (Strongly suspected..) I was going to like this APU, but boy was I wrong about How Much
It's like getting last years i7 & a free GPU for $169.... great for any kind of productivity work and even runs modern AAA games @ 5760x1080!!! Yes, you read that correctly!!!
Cons: - Does not include free Porsche 911 turbo
Overall Review: I used this chip with a $13 Gammax 200T cooler, an MSI Tomahawk Plus (Must buy for 3 screen/Eyefinity), 2x4Gb G.Skill 3000Mhz RAM and a Samsung SATA SSD.
I literally went into the UEFI/Bios One Time...set the CPU multiplier to 39 (39x100=3.9Ghz), set the iGPU to 1550Mhz and the RAM to 3200Mhz. I did not tweak or change any voltages, or do anything else at all. It FREAKING SCREAMS!!!! Three screen, Eyefinity gameplay of Shadow of Mordor, Assassin's Creed & me blabbing about how awesome this chip is, are up on YouTube now, channel XBnPC.
I would Highly recommend this chip and the AM4 platform in general. Upgradeability and performance Today are both Outstanding!!! THANK YOU AMD :D
Pros: I'm running the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with a Gigabyte AX370-Gaming 5, BIOS F22, 2x Kingston KHX2666C16/16G, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (developer branch), GNU/Linux 4.15.0-13-generic x86_64 with no issues after adding GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="iommu=pt"
Cons: Can't complain
Pros: - Runs many current games (with fast RAM) on low/medium settings
- Cooler wasn't too bad to install
Cons: - Nothing yet, support for these processors is getting better with time.
Overall Review: I play EVE Online, FFXI and Pubg (plus a number of other random games). Everything runs with low or medium settings with playable frame rates. I bought this processor to be used on a smaller resolution monitor, so it serves the purpose very well. I am very happy with this processor, and would recommend. Software was the only limitation with getting a stable overall build, and I got everything working within a day.