Product Showcase - Meet the Ryzen APU
Alright, it's time for some photos. We received the Ryzen series 3400G processor. Once you have one in your hand you realize these are a little heavy.
The Ryzen 5 3400G clocks in at a base clock of 3.7 GHz, yet can Turbo to 4.0 GHz depending on load levels versus active threads and 4.2 GHz on one core.
Given its four-core architecture, AMD is really nicely managing that clock frequency. These APUs great for properly fast desktop PCs, HTPCs and sure, even without a dedicated graphics card, a bit of gaming. Also, they will be excellent for small form-factor builds.
For you to gain proper value, we'd recommend that you match this APU series with a cheapo B350 motherboard really, that should cost you like € 80,- / USD. Such a combo would bring you tremendous value. Tweak it a little and you'll have a very sweet rig. The one downside currently is DRAM prices. We recommend 2933 MHz or 3200 MHz and at the very least 8GB and preferably 16GB DDR4 memory.
The 3400G comes bundled with a Wraith Spire cooler that has better quality thermal paste applied to the base of the cooler already.