The Ryzen 5 2400g CPU comes with benefits for those looking to stay within a budget, and it is elegant with the price of 118 USD on Amazon. Now, I am not saying you couldn’t go to another vendor and get it cheaper, but for 118 USD, it is inexpensive for everyone wanting performance at a reasonable MSRP. I have been using the Ryzen 5 2400g chipset for over eight (8) months, and I enjoy every aspect this chip has to offer. The performance is on par for most of the games released today. Combine this chip with an Rx 580, and you have an outstanding gaming rig.
Containing the chipset AM4 socket, you can now live the PCIe 3.0 dream for those fast speeds when you are using any discrete graphic cards. Older boards would give you a fraction of the rate you get with the 3.0 PCIe slot. Faster speeds mean better frames per second (FPS) for gaming and better view of the videos you watch, such as movies or T.V. shows on the internet.
Chipset boards such as the B450 makes purchasing cognitive systems at ease. MSI has a board for USD 74.99. The B450M PRO-M2 Max perfectly matches with the AM4 socket, and on the top side for this board is the board is already for the newest 3rd generation chipset from AMD.
If you cannot afford a dedicated graphic card, then using the Radeon Vega 11 is another option as the Ryzen 5 2400g comes with an integrated video card (IGPU/APU) for those who want to be on a low-budget setup. However, most games would require a higher-end graphics card due to the Radeon Vega 11 having low memory availability. Games such as Minecraft would work faultlessly with the Vega 11 graphics card.
What will you do with the quad-core 8-thread processor? I know I will be playing a load of games to the day it breaks. In all reality, the processor comes with four cores and eight threads, which makes it a good processor for most everyday usage as well as gaming. Albeit, the Intel quad-core/8-thread CPUs probably does the same as the Ryzen 5 2400g, but I have not seen any match the performance of the Ryzen 5 2400g performance without losing portions of the usability.
Starting with a base frequency of 3.6GHz, you have plenty of performance for primary everyday usages such as watching videos or talking to family and friends. You can boost that speed for gaming by overclocking the max frequency to 3.9GHz and gain roughly 50% more momentum to enjoy the most out of gaming. Be warned with overclocking if you mess anything up with the settings; you could be without a CPU.
The CPU is built to run up to 95°C without harm, but we highly recommend not pushing the CPU to the maximum temperature. Forcing the CPU to the max will cause the lifespan to shorten over time and create issues in the imminent future. The best range for the CPU should be between 30°C and 80°C.