AMD Ryzen 3 3200G + Vega 8 Review

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We’ve been pleasantly surprised with the turnout of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series and the introduction of the RX 5000 series. Things are looking great for the Red Team, and we’re eager to see what the company is going to bring to the table soon. For today however, we’re going to take a look at the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics just because we want to see if we can also settle for thinned out budget PC as a workhorse and a light gaming machine.



Motherboard: GIGABYTE AB350M-DH3
CPU: AMD RYZEN 3 1600 3200G
GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
Cooler: Noctua NH-U12A
Storage: Plextor M9e 512GB M.2 SSD + Seagate BarraCuda 4TB + 2TB Western Digital Green HDD
PSU: Corsair RM750 750 Watt 80 PLUS Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU
Case: Silverstone RL06
OS: Windows 10 Pro N
Display: ViewSonic VX2758 144Hz Monitor


MAXON's CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that tests out a computer's performance capabilities. The Cinebench Release 20 features overall advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years for a more accurate measurement of Cinema 4D’s ability to take advantage of multiple CPU cores and modern processor features available to the average user.

3DMark Time Spy

3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built the right way from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers. With its Extreme counterpart rendering visuals in 4K.

3DMark Firestrike

Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark for modern gaming PCs. Its ambitious real-time graphics are rendered with detail and complexity far beyond other DirectX 11 benchmarks and games. With Extreme and Ultra versions raising resolution in 25650 x 1440 and 4K.

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV from Square Enix is one of the most graphically intensive games to date, offering rich details and beautiful visuals to boot. Our test run involves a run on the great wilderness from Hammerhead to the road ahead.

Framerate: 120fps
Resolution: 100%
Preset: Highest
Assets: On
Model LOD: High
TRAM: Highest
Anisotropic Filtering: High
Geomapping: On
Lighting: High
Shadows: Highest
Ambient Occlusion: High
Anti-aliasing: TAA
Motion Blur: On
Filtering: Highest
NVIDIA Hairworks: Off
NVIDIA TurfEffects: Off
NVIDIA ShadowLibs: Off

The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 despite its age is still one of the most demanding titles as it holds up graphically. Our test is done on Mulbrydale.

VSync: Off
FPS: Unlimited
NVIDIA Hairworks: Off
Number of Background Characters: Ultra
Shadow Quality: Ultra
Terrain Quality: Ultra
Water Quality: Ultra
Grass Density: Ultra
Texture Quality: Ultra
Foliage Visibility Range: Ultra
Detail Level: Ultra
Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
Depth of Field: On
Chromatic Abberation: On
Vignetting: On
Light Shafts: On

DOOM (2016)

Ahhh, DOOM. One of the progenitors of the FPS genre. The 2016 reboot features Vulkan for one of its APIs, and we'll use this one to test it out. Run and gun.

Graphics API: Vulkan
Overall Quality: Ultra
Resolution Scale: 100%
Anti-aliasing: SMAA
FOV: 90
Lights Quality: Ultra
Shadows Quality: Ultra
Directional Occlusion Quality: High
Decal Quality: Ultra
Decal Filtering: Anisotropic 8x
Virtual Texturing Page Size: Ultra
Reflections Quality: Ultra
Particles Quality: Ultra
Depth of Field: On
Depth of Field Quality: Ultra

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers

The Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers official benchmark tool uses actual maps and playable characters to assign a score to your PC and rate its performance. A character creation tool is also included, allowing you to view a playable character as they will appear in-game.

Graphics Settings: Maximum Preset
Real-time Reflections: Maximum
Anti-aliasing: FXAA
Transparent Lighting Quality: High
Grass Quality: High
Parallax Occlusion: High
Tessellation: High
Glare: Standard
Texture Filtering: Anisotropic x16

Metro Last Light Redux Benchmark Tool

Metro Last Light Redux features a built in benchmarking tool that can simulate on multiple passes and comes with detailed sequences.

Quality: Very High
Texture Filtering: AF 16X
Motion Blur: Off
Tesselation: Very High
VSync: Off
Advanced PhysX: Off
Runs: 3


For the temperature, we look for the average on a 30-minute idle state and load temperatures are tracked during 3DMark's Time Spy stress test for the same duration. The test system is under a 30C ambient room temperature, and unit is in Celsius.

Power Consumption

Our power consumption test is done alongside our temperature test. Temperatures are recorded using a wattmeter, and measured is the overall system power consumption.


The AMD Ryzen 3 3200G currently retails for around Php5,350, and it's also important to note that some retailers would require you to purchase it with a motherboard for the listed price. That's another story. Moving forward, let’s talk about performance. We tested solely with the integrated graphics since that is mostly be the use case for anyone looking into it. Performance is quite acceptable, and given that we push every possible setting to the maximum you could work well with tweaking some of it to achieve great results. Thermals are also great, and power consumption shoots up to 122 watts on our tests. It’s a great deal for what it is.

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