Question Is the Ryzen 5 2400g right for me?

Oct 2, 2019
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Looking to upgrade from my Phenom II x4. I want to move to AM4 socket board and a good enough CPU to do gaming.

Video card will be getting upgraded as well (RX 570 probably).

I'd love to use my current ram if possible (16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)).

It seems like the 2400g would be a good starter AM4 chip, but I'm not sure if I'm paying extra for the integrated graphics which I don't plan on using.

Im looking for something that can play Elite Dangerous reasonably well.

Thanks!
 

Karadjgne

Titan
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As with anything, progress makes the old, obsolete.

You currently have DDR3. AM4 uses DDR4, so it's physically not compatible. Sorry.

If getting a gpu, then an APU with half of its space under the hood dedicated to an igpu that won't get used, well that's not a wise choice.

You'd get considerably better overall performance from a R5 1600 than the R5 2400G. But with current pricing, the R5 2600 is a better value, if slightly more expensive than the 1600.

You will need new ram, and Ryzens get a really good performance boost from faster ram in dual channel. A 3200MHz kit with 2x8Gb is the preferred value selection.

On a B450(m) motherboard.
 
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InvalidError

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An APU makes no sense if you will be using a discrete GPU from the start. You should be able to get a Ryzen 2600 for about the same price, get that instead, far better CPU: 50% more cores, Zen+ instead of Zen CPU architecture, 4X as much L3 cache and higher clocks.
 
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