After the release of the 2400G and 2200G, World of Tanks 1.0 was released. Wargaming has had time to work on issues related to the new graphics and game engine changes. Now that most of the game issues and driver UEFI/BIOS, and software issues are resolved with the 2400G, its a good time to really see how the 2400G performs in World of Tanks.
Some users on the World of Tanks forums have stated that the 2400G and its onboard Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics are perfectly capable of playing World of Tanks 1.0 smoothly on the Ultra graphics preset at 1920x1080 resolution. Tests with other games have shown that the 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics are comparable to the GT 1030 in most games.
The 2400G is a 4 core 8 thread CPU built on the 14nm FinFET process. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boost clock of 3.9 GHz. The onboard Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics has 11 GPU cores and operates at 1250 MHz. The Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics uses the DDR4 memory on the motherboard for graphics memory. Because of this, the system RAM speed can affect graphics performance. Also, using dual channel memory configurations increases graphics performance with the Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics a over single channel configuration.
If you are interested in the detailed specifications of the 2400G, you can read about them on AMD's page here:
A replay of a tier 6 battle on the Abbey map was used for this test. The first 5 minutes and 35 seconds of the battle was used to measure average FPS, minimum FPS, and maximum FPS. Fraps was used to record the FPS data and the measurement of FPS started when the countdown timer reached 00:00.
The 2400G used the stock AMD CPU cooler included with the CPU. Neither the CPU or onboard Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics were overclocked. System RAM was 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 memory with 2 GB allocated for use by the Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics. The motherboard used was the ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F with the latest UEFI/BIOS and latest drivers for all hardware. The RX 460 and GTX 750 ti used in comparison were used with the 2400G and the ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F.
CPU: AMD R5 2400G
Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F
Memory: 16 GB(2x8GB) of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000
Graphics Cards:EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 02G-P4-3751-KR and PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 460 AXRX 460 2GBD5-DH/OC
SSD: Sandisk Ultra 3D 512GB SDSSDH3-512G-G25
Power Supply: EVGA 850 Watt 110-BQ-0850-RX
OS: Windows 10 Professional 64 bit
Ultra and Maximum:
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At the Ultra graphics preset, the 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics is unable to maintain 30 FPS and the minimum FPS dips into the high teens. Both the RX 460 and GTX 750 ti maintain an average above 30 FPS when using the 2400G CPU, however their minimum FPS dips into the 20s. I wouldn't consider any of these three graphics options playable for World of Tanks 1.0 on the Ultra preset due to the frequency in which they frame rate drops below 30 FPS.
At the Maximum graphics preset, the 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics performs similar to what the GTX 750 ti is capable on the Ultra preset. However, I still wouldn't consider the 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics performance as being playable on the Maximum graphics preset due to the frequent dips below 30 FPS. Both the RX 460 and GTX 750 ti maintain an average above 50 FPS with a minimum frame rate in the mid to low 30's on the Maximum preset and are smooth and playable on the Maximum graphics preset.
High and Medium:
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At the High graphics preset, the 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics perform similar to what the GTX 750 ti is capable of at the Maximum graphics preset. However the game is smooth and playable on the 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics at the High preset. The RX 460 averages above 80 FPS on the High graphics preset with a minimum FPS in the upper 40's. The GTX 750 ti averages in the upper 70's with a minimum FPS in the low 40's on the High graphics preset. Both the RX 460 and GTX 750 ti have an average FPS high enough that you can enable V-Sync on a 60 Hz monitor and rarely have your frame rate drop below 60 FPS.
At the medium graphics preset, the 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics still don't perform as well as the RX 460 or GTX 750 ti do on the High graphics preset. However the average FPS is in the upper 60's with a minimum FPS in the low 40's. This should give smooth gameplay. Most players will find the Medium preset with the 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics ideal for World of Tanks because the framerate will stay above 60 FPS most of the time and they can enable V-Sync on 60 Hz monitors. The RX 460 will average above 100 FPS at the medium preset with a minimum FPS in the low 60s. With a 60 Hz monitor, the framerate will never dip below the refresh rate of the monitor and you can take advantage of faster refresh rate monitors, including FreeSync monitors above 100 Hz. The GTX 750 ti averages just under 100 FPS with a minimum FPS in the low 50s with the medium graphics preset. With a monitor that has a 60 Hz refresh rate and V-Sync enabled, the framerate will rarely drop below the refresh rate of the monitor and you can take advantage of faster refresh rate monitors.
The 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics doesn't have the same in game performance as the RX 460 2GB, which was released in August of 2016 or the GTX 750 ti 2 GB which was released in February 2014. However, the 2400G can play World of Tanks very smoothly at the Medium graphics preset. Contratary to some player's statements, the 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics is not capable of playing World of Tanks smoothly on the Ultra graphics preset.
Players who already have an i3 CPU with Hyperthreading or a four core i5 CPU probably would benefit more from a graphics card upgrade than replacing their motherboard and CPU with a 2400G and AM4 motherboard and possibly new RAM. Players with an older i7 4 core 8 thread CPU(i7-2600, i7-3770, i7-4770 or similar) most often would benefit from a graphics card upgrade than replacing their i7 with a 2400G. The 2400G's Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics perform best with faster DDR4 RAM and currently DDR4 RAM prices are elevated.
At this time, a 2400G CPU, compatible A320 motherboard, and 8 GB(2x4GB) of DDR4 3000 RAM costs about $295. If you want to add overclocking capabilities with a B350 chipset motherboard, the cost goes up to about $310. For $295-$310, you can currently purchase a GTX 1060 6GB graphics card and sometimes can be lucky enough to find a RX 580 8 GB for $310-$320. Also for $295-$310, you could also purchase a GTX 1050 ti 4GB and 500-525 GB SSD with a little money left over for a new game or premium tank in World of Tanks.
There are situations where purchasing the 2400G makes sense over using an older i3 or i5 and upgrading the graphics card on the i3 or i5 system.
If you are replacing old/non functioning hardware and want the ability to upgrade to a newer generation 6 or 8 core R5 or R7 CPU in the future, but can't afford the upgrade to the faster CPU and a seperate graphics card now then the 2400G makes sense because the 2400G has an integrated GPU. The other R5 and R7 CPUs need a seperate graphics card because they do not have integrated graphics on the CPU. Also AMD has stated they will use the same CPU socket until at least 2020.
If you are building a new computer and don't have the money for the graphics card, but can afford a 2400G and the B350 or X370 or x470 motherboard and the 2933 MHz or faster DDR4 RAM now the 2400G and its onboard Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics can be used until you can afford to add a much faster graphics card.
If you do CPU intensive tasks such as video rendering and don't have an Intel CPU that can take advantage Adobe's new feature that uses the integrated GPU on the CPU to speed up encoding or you don't use Adobe software for video editing, then the 2400G's 4 cores and 8 threads make sense.
If you plan to stream your games, then the 2400G makes sense over an older i3 or i5 CPU.
If you don't play games often and don't play graphically demanding games, the 4 core 8 thread 2400G will give better performance than an older i3 or i5 system and their integrated graphics.
There will be further testing with the 2400G using aftermarket cooler and overclocking the CPU and/or the Radeon™ Vega 11 Graphics on the 2400G. Also there will be testing with the 2400G and seperate video cards to compare it to other CPUs with the same video cards.
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