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Recommended System Requirements
Game Ryzen 3 2200G Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 70%
eFootball PES 2020 1% 64%
Control 31% 118%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 31% 118%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 64% 172%
Borderlands 3 2% 70%
Grand Theft Auto VI 64% 172%
Red Dead Redemption 2 37% 128%
F1 2019 37% 128%
Doom Eternal 1% 64%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G is massively better than the Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Ryzen 3 2200G was released over three years more recently than the Core i3-4130 3.4GHz, and so the Ryzen 3 2200G is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Core i3-4130 3.4GHz when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The Ryzen 3 2200G has 2 more cores than the Core i3-4130 3.4GHz. With 4 cores, the Ryzen 3 2200G is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

Both the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and the Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz have the same number of threads. The Ryzen 3 2200G has one thread per physical core, whereas the Core i3-4130 3.4GHz uses hyperthreading and has 2 logical threads per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Ryzen 3 2200G and Core i3-4130 3.4GHz are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Ryzen 3 2200G has a 0.1 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Ryzen 3 2200G has a 1536 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core i3-4130 3.4GHz, which means that it, at worst, wins out in this area, and at best, will provide superior gaming performance and will work much better with high-end graphics cards.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Core i3-4130 3.4GHz has a 46 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Ryzen 3 2200G. However, the Ryzen 3 2200G was created with a 8 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Core i3-4130 3.4GHz is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

The Ryzen 3 2200G and the Core i3-4130 3.4GHz both have an on-board GPU, which means that they will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card.

For an in-depth GPU comparison, click on the GPU comparison icon that you can find throughout Game-Debate:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

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CPU Core Details

CPU Codename-Haswell
MoBo SocketSocket AM4LGA 1150
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date12 Feb 201830 Sep 2013
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs2
CPU Threads4vs4
Clock Speed3.5 GHzvs3.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.7 GHzvs-
Max TDP100 Wvs54 W
Lithography14 nmvs22 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature-vs72°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size256 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs512 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size8 MBvs3 MB
Max Memory Size-vs32 GB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsRadeon RX Vega 8Intel HD Graphics 4400 Desktop
Base GPU Frequency931 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency1011 MHzvs-
DirectX12vs11.1
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Ryzen 3 2200G is a low-end CPU based on AMD's 14nm Zen microarchitecture. It offers 4 physical cores (4 logical), initially clocked at 3.5GHz, which may go up to 3.7GHz using Turbo Boost. It has an unlocked multiplier, therefore, it can be overclocked using traditional methods. It has 8MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB. It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 100W. It is on par with competitor processors. Among its many features, Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFX), Pure Power and Precision Boost are enabled. It features an integrated AMD Radeon Vega GPU with 8 Compute Units that offers low-end graphical performance. This CPU is likely to offer decent excellent computational performance and should be able to run AAA games in 2018 without a problem.Core i3-4130 3.4GHz is a middle-class CPU based on the 22nm, Haswell architecture.

It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 3.4GHz and 3MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and HyperThreading are activated.

The processor integrates powerful Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 4400, with 20 Execution Units, initially clocked at 350MHz and that go up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 54W.

It is a powerful processor whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.

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