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Upgrade to R3 2200G?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have two computers.


AMD FX-4350

AMD R9 390X



AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

AMD Radeon HD 5830


Situation: I'd like to upgrade computer #1 to a Ryzen CPU. I understand I need a new motherboard and RAM. I'd like to wait for the Ryzen 2 CPU's later this year. My idea is to get the motherboard and RAM in place now with a placeholder APU that I can transplant into computer #2 later (with a new motherboard and RAM, of course).


Question: How would the R3 2200G compare to the FX-4350 when paired with the R9 390X? How would the R3 2200G by itself compare to the Phenom II and HD 5830 combination?


Computer #1 currently plays games like Overwatch, DOOM, The Division, and Destiny 2 at 1080 and mid-high graphics. I'd like to play games like Anthem and The Division 2 at 1080.

Computer #2 currently plays games like Overwatch, Clone Drone, Minecraft, etc.


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There’s a website called userbenchmark. It may help out with some of this.

Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.


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If you want placeholder, try the Athlon 200GE. It's dirt cheap (~$60 USD) and can handle some gaming, despite 2 cores 4 threads and very little horsepower. A Ryzen 3 2200G is actually a decent CPU, even if it is on the low end; but its a little expensive for 3-4 (maybe more like 4-5) months of use.


Run the Athlon with your current dedicated GPU, its integrated graphics + cpu power cannot game (well).


Primary PC: Lazarus | Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tv7hLJ | Build Log: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1000427-lazarus/

Case: Fractal Design Define R6 | PSU: Seasonic Focus Platinum 750W | Mobo: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F | Front Panel: Asus DVD/RW Drive

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x @ Stock Speeds | 32 GB DDR4 RAM (4x8) Corsair Vengeance 2933MHz | CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4

Storage: 1TB 7200rpm Toshiba 3.5" HDD, 2TB 5400rpm Seagate Firecuda SSHD, 500GB Samsung 970 EVO, 500GB Samsung 860 EVO, 4TB Toshiba X300 7200rpm HDD

Fans: Corsair 120mm SF x 3, Fractal Design 140mm Dynamic X2 x 3 | Peripherals: Asus Strix Flare, Corsair Scimitar Pro | GPU: GTX 1070 STRIX

Expansion Cards: Asus Hyper M.2 x16 Card, Asus Xonar DGX | USB devices: Asus AC66 USB 3.0 AC wifi adapter, Blue Snowball, NZXT Hue+

Displays:  23" 1080p 60Hz, Asus PB258Q 27" 1440p 60Hz | OS: Windows 10 Home x64

Secondary PC: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming 

CPU: Intel Core i5-7300 HQ | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 RAM | GPU: GTX 1050 4 GB | Storage: 1TB 5400rpm Western Digital HDD, 500GB 960 EVO

OS: Windows 10 Home x64

Tertiary PC: *insert name here*/HTPC | Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8W4cLJ | Build Log: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1030228-htpcconsole-build/

Case: Silverstone Grandia GD09 | PSU: Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650W | Mobo: Asus Q87m-E/CSM | Front Panel: DVD/RW Drive

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k | RAM: 32GB DDR3 (4x8) Kingston HyperX | CPU Cooler: Cryorig C7

Fans: Arctic F8 PWM x2, Arctic F12 PWM x 2 | Peripherals: Generic USB Mouse, Dell PS/2 keyboard | Display: HP 2310m 23" 1080p

Expansion Cards: Asus PCE-AC55 PCIe AC wifi/bluetooth adapter, (may, add Asus Xonar DG)

Storage: 1TB 7200rpm Western Digital 3.5" HDD, 1TB Western Digital 2.5" SSD

GPU: Asus GTX 960 Turbo 4GB| OS: Windows 10 Home x64

Mobile Devices

Asus Zenfone 4 Max | Battery: 5400 mAh | Approx Battery Life: 3 Days | Storage: 32 GB Internal Memory, 32 GB mSD Card

RAM: 3 GB RAM | APU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 @ 1.4 GHZ | Display: 5.5" 720p | OS: Android 8.1


Asus ZenPad S3 10 | Battery: 4000 mAh | Approx Battery Life: 2 Days | Storage: 64 GB Internal Memory, 32 GB mSD Card

RAM: 4 GB RAM | CPU: MTK MT8176 | GPU: IMG GX6250 | Display: 9.7" 2k | OS: Android 7.1


Nintendo Switch | 128 GB Samsung micro SD

PS4 Slim | Stock 1TB 5400rpm HDD


Cable Modem | Asus CM-16

Wireless Router | Asus RT-AC66U_B1

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

re: Athlon 200GE
Right, but it'll get moved into another computer later. If the 2200G is better than the Phenom II and HD 5830 combo, that'd be good.


re: UserBenchmark

It says the 2200G is better than the FX-4350, but I wanted some actual opinions. Stats on paper don't always tell the truth.


UserBenchmark scores (effective speed):

2200G > FX-4350 by 60%

2200G > Phenom II X6 1100T by 57%

HD 5830 > Vega 8 by 11%


So, I guess the 2200G would be an upgrade all around, but I wanted to float it by people who might know better than I do and what UserBenchmark can tell me.

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