Ryzen 3 2200g Vs Ryzen 5 5600g

Posted 13th Jan 2023
hi just wondering how much difference there is with the Vega igpu between the 2200g and 5600g?
With a £100 to £150 budget is it a worthwhile upgrade or would a used GPU be better? Am currently using a wx2100 which gives 5 to 10 FPS more than the 2200g igpu in my tests.

Currently upgrading/building on cheap using mainly used parts.
Got a good deal on a pc specialist PC with Corsair 450w PSU and Asrock a320 last week. Only issue it came with an athlon 3000g. Swapped that out with the 2200g that was in my Lenovo prebuilt and also installed my wx 2100

So original plan was put the athlon back in the Lenovo to sell that and upgrade the wx2100 on the new pc. However the athlon is not supported by the Lenovo. So was thinking could bring forward my planned CPU upgrade to be able to put the 2200g back in the Lenovo to sell it. Or just carry on with a GPU upgrade and just sell what bits I can from the Lenovo.

Thanks for reading and sorry for the long post.
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  1. PS5's avatar
    Is your ram in dual channel as that makes a big difference.
    Some games are cpu limited vs other gpu.
    A 5600g may give 50% more frames from a quick YouTube video search, assuming 1080p...however I suspect you will do better with a used 1660 for instance paired with your cpu.
  2. stephenpaz's avatar
    Thanks yeah got 2 x 8gb Corsair 3000.
    The plan was to try and snag a good deal on a used 1660. But then think I'm over complicating it by worrying about selling the old pc.
    Should keep the approach separate and do GPU then maybe CPU in 6 to 12 months.
    As for the old system either sell what I can as is. Or as I now got the compatible CPU list keep an eye out for a cheap (less than a tenner) deal on one of those and sell as a whole.
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