The motherboard I purchased came with a sticker on the packing saying “AMD RYZEN DESKTOP 2000 READY.” It worked out of the box with no BIOS updating necessary. I did end up updating the BIOS In the future, but it was not necessary to get the motherboard to recognize the CPU out of the box.
Newegg. I purchased it less than a week after release. The motherboard’s packaging will have a sticker on it saying “AMD RYZEN DESKTOP 2000 READY.”
No problem. You're not the first to ask.
Ryzen 5 2400G has an iGPU. No need for dedicated GPU given current prices.
Mostly Civ6 and some older games such a L4D2 and Killing Floor. See my comment above for how the build does with Civ6 at 720 resolution. I have not accurately tested L4D2, but when I did briefly check the FPS, it was reading between 100-120 FPS in game.
So far, the only testing I've done is on Civ6 using the in-game Benchmark tool.
On Ultra Settings at 1280x720 resolution, I averaged ~30 FPS, Avg. Frame Time: 38.602ms, 99th Percentile: 61.259ms
On Medium Settings at 1280x720 resolution, I average ~50-70 FPS, Avg. Frame Time: 19.016ms, 99th Percentile: 24.347ms
Avg. Turn Time: 17.88 sec.
These are on par with the FPS/Avg. Turn Time I expected according to Tom's Hardware's findings at similar settings.
I haven't overclocked anything yet aside from ensuring my memory is running @ 3200. I have also not tested at 1080 resolution, but plan to in the future.
Given how similar my results were to Tom's Hardware, I would safely assume all of their testing on their various games would coincide with my current build. Unfortunately, I have been a console gamer up until this point, so most newer titles are unavailable for me to test as I'm not willing to purchase them again on PC at this time.
I hope this helps and thanks so much for the feedback.
Ryzen 5 2400G has an integrated graphics card. No need for dedicated GPU. I do plan to upgrade in the future. For my needs, the APU is acceptable at the moment.
Yeah you’re probably right. I definitely could’ve gone that route, but honestly I just wanted to do things by the book for my first build and didn’t feel like dealing with the possibility of getting scammed. If I overpaid, I can live with it for my first time. The USB actually came for the same price as the download version so it didn’t cost me anymore to not have to make my own USB and at least I have it as a physical copy if needed in the future. Thanks for the feedback though!