3D Rendering, Video Transcoding & Photoshop Performance
Benchmarking The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
In this review, we will take a look at the work and gaming performance of the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU. In the CPU tests, we will compare it to the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G (Price Check), as well as the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (Price Check) and the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X ( Price Check).
|AMD Ryzen 5 1500X||AMD Ryzen 5 2400G||AMD Ryzen 3 1300X||AMD Ryzen 3 2200G|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 8||4 / 8||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|Base Clock||3.5 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.5 GHz|
|Boost Clock||3.7 GHz||3.9 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|L2 Cache||2 MB||2 MB||2 MB||2 MB|
|L3 Cache||16 MB||4 MB||8 MB||4 MB|
|Current Price||US$ 189||US$ 169||US$ 129||US$ 99|
In the graphics tests, we will compare it to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Price Check), and the AMD Radeon RX 460 (Price Check) graphics cards. The graphics drivers used were the NVIDIA GeForce 390.77 and the AMD Radeon Software 17.7.
3D Rendering Speed – CINEBENCH R15
CINEBENCH R15 is a real-world 3D rendering benchmark based on the MAXON Cinema 4D animation software. This is a great way to accurately determine the actual performance of a processor in 3D content creation.
CINEBENCH R15 Single Core
This Single Core test is not reflective of real world performance, but it is useful to find out the performance of the individual core.
Despite its higher clock speed advantage, the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (Price Check) delivered a significantly poorer single-core performance than the Ryzen 3 2200G (Price Check)! You can see it in the video above.
CINEBENCH R15 Multi Core
The Multi-Core test shows the processor’s real-world 3D rendering performance.
The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (Price Check) was about 32% faster than the Ryzen 3 2200G (Price Check) in this test. However, it was 15% slower than the Ryzen 5 1500X, even with a slight clock speed advantage. This is because it only has ¼ the L3 cache of the Ryzen 5 1500X (Price Check).
CINEBENCH R15 MP Ratio
The analysis of the Multi-Processing Ratio is useful in checking the efficiency of the SMT implementation. The MP Ratio is independent of the processor’s clock speed.
It looks like AMD improved the efficiency of the SMT implementation in the new Raven Ridge microarchitecture.
Video Transcoding Speed – HandBrake
HandBrake is a free, open-source video transcoding utility. Video transcoding basically converts a video file from one resolution / format to another. As you can imagine, it’s very compute-intensive. In our test, we converted a 4K video of 1.3 GB in size into a 1080p video (HQ1080p30).
Despite its clock speed advantage, the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (Price Check) was 9% slower than the Ryzen 5 1500X (Price Check) at video transcoding. This is due to the much smaller L3 cache size. But thanks to its support for SMT, it is 15% faster than the Ryzen 3 1300X ( Price Check), and 32% faster than the Ryzen 3 2200G APU.
Radial Blur Speed – Photoshop CC 14
The radial blur filter adds the perception of motion to a picture. This is a compute-intensive operation that benefits from multiple processing cores. This radial blur test was performed on a single 13.5 megapixel photo, with a filesize of 4,910,867 bytes.
Again, the smaller L3 cache size had a noticeable effect on its performance in Photoshop. Even though it supports SMT and has a slightly higher clock speed, the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (Price Check) was 22% slower than the Ryzen 5 1500X (Price Check), and 7% slower than the Ryzen 3 1300X ( Price Check).