AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Performance Analysis on X570 Motherboard

I love Mini-ITX PC builds. Period. There’s something about them that just gets me every time … and I lose all sense of sanity!

In today’s build, we’ll be using an AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with built-in Radeon Vega 11 graphics, an ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX-TB3 motherboard, 16GB of DDR4-3200 ram, 256GB SSD.

 

 

My cousin wanted me to build him a budget gaming system that has plenty of room for him to upgrade later. His budget was around USD $650. So I did the math and here’s what I came up with …

Motherboard ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX-TB3 $229
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Processor $143
Cooling Included AMD Wraith CPU cooler $0
Ram Patriot Viper Steel Series 16GB (2x8GB) $69
HDD Adata SX 7000 512GB PCIE M.2 SSD $52
PSU Thermaltake Smart 80+ Plus 850W $67
Chassis Cooler Master Q300P $90
VGA card Onboard Radeon Vega 11 Graphics $0
 

TOTAL 

 ~$650

The list does not include keyboard/mouse or monitor … I assume he has those already. Notice I didn’t include a dedicated graphics card. That’s because the Ryzen 5 3400G processor already has built-in graphics in the form of a Radeon Vega 11. It may not be the best, but I think it will suffice. The idea is to get the system running with basic graphics for gaming … and then later when he’s saved enough cash, he can upgrade to a Geforce GTX 1660 SUPER or higher. 

Now I know, you don’t really need to get a X570 motherboard for this CPU, but I’ve decided to go for the X570 motherboard anyway … that’s because it will give my cousin the option to upgrade his CPU, to a more powerful Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 at a later stage.

 

 

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Processor (with Radeon Vega 11 Graphics)

For Mini-ITX PC build, we used the latest Ryzen 5 3400G processor and comes with Radeon Vega 11 Graphics built-in. It uses the 12nm FinFET Picasso die and features 4 cores/8 threads operating at base frequency of 3.7 GHz with boost speed of 4.2 GHz.

More information on AMD’s website.

 


 

Key features of the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming TB3/ITX

You can check out the full review here.

  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen™ 2000 and 3000 Series processors
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + BT 5.0
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • Supports DDR4 4533+ (OC)
  • 1 PCIe 4.0 x16
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
  • Supports Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 5
  • 4 SATA3, 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
  • 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 (2 Rear Type A), 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 (2 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 1 Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C
  • ASRock Polychrome SYNC

 

It’s fast, looks fantastic and has many gamer-oriented features. It’s another exceptional motherboard from ASRock that offers great performance at a reasonable price. ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming TB3/ITX will, for sure satisfy all gamers, especially those who are looking for a small factor gaming PC.  Review by Bart Walluk – European Editor

 

Specifications

  • Gaming Armor
    Power
    – Hi-Density Power Connectors (24 pin and 8 pin)
    Memory
    – 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
    VGA Card
    – 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
    Internet
    – Intel® LAN
    Cooling
    – 2oz Copper PCB
    Audio
    – Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 5
  • Unique Feature
    ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2
    – ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
    – ASRock Thunderbolt™ 3 Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Port (40Gb/s for Thunderbolt™ protocol; 10 Gb/s for USB3.2 protocol)
    ASRock Super Alloy
    – Premium 60A Power Choke
    – 60A Dr.MOS
    – Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    – I/O Armor
    – Matte Black PCB
    – High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    – 2oz Copper PCB
    Intel® 802.11ax WiFi
    ASRock Steel Slot Gen4
    ASRock Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4)
    ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
    ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
  • CPU
    – Supports AMD AM4 socket Ryzen™ 2000 and 3000 series processors
    – Supports Intel® LGA 115x mounting hole and Cooler
    – Digi Power design
    – 10 Power Phase design
  • Chipset
    – AMD X570
  • Memory
    – Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
    – 2 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Matisse) support DDR4 4533+(OC) / 4400(OC) / 4300(OC) / 4266(OC) / 4200(OC) / 4133(OC) / 3466(OC) / 3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
    – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge) support DDR4 3600+(OC) / 3466(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933/2667/2400/2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
    – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Picasso) support DDR4 3466+(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933/2667/2400/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
    – Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB**
    – 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

    *For Ryzen Series CPUs (Picasso), ECC is only supported with PRO CPUs.
    Please refer to below table for AMD non-XMP memory frequency support. For more details, please refer to the QVL on ASRock’s website.Ryzen Series CPUs (Matisse):
    Ryzen Series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge):
    Ryzen Series CPUs (Picasso):
    SR: Single rank DIMM, 1Rx4 or 1Rx8 on DIMM module label x=1 or 2
    DR: Dual rank DIMM, 2Rx4 or 2Rx8 on DIMM module label**Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
  • BIOS
    – 256Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
    – Supports “Plug and Play”
    – ACPI 5.1 compliance wake up events
    – Supports jumperfree
    – SMBIOS 2.3 support
    – CPU, CPU VDDCR_SOC, DRAM, VPPM, PREM VDD_CLDO, PERM VDDCR_SOC, +1.8V, VDDP Voltage Multi-adjustment
  • Graphics
    – Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega Series Graphics in Ryzen Series APU*
    – DirectX 12, Pixel Shader 5.0
    – Shared memory default 2GB. Max Shared memory supports up to 16GB.**
    – Supports HDMI 2.0 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 60Hz
    – Supports DisplayPort 1.4 Input with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 60Hz***
    – Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 2.0 Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
    – Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) with HDMI 2.0
    – Supports HDCP 2.2 with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 Ports
    – Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 Ports

    *Actual support may vary by CPU

    **The Max shared memory 16GB requires 32GB system memory installed.

    ***DisplayPort 1.4 Input is used to connect a Type-C Monitor.

  • Audio
    – 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
    – Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    – Supports Surge Protection
    – Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
    – Pure Power-In
    – Direct Drive Technology
    – PCB Isolate Shielding
    – Impedance Sensing on Rear Out port
    – Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
    – Gold Audio Jacks
    – 15μ Gold Audio Connector
    – Supports Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 5
  • LAN
    – Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
    – GigaLAN Intel® I211AT
    – Supports Wake-On-LAN
    – Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    – Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    – Supports PXE
  • Wireless LAN
    – Intel® 802.11ax WiFi Module
    – Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ax
    – Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
    – Supports WiFi6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps)
    – 2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
    – Supports Bluetooth 5.0 + High speed class II
    – Supports MU-MIMO
  • Slots
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Matisse)
    – 1 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)*
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge)
    – 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)*
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Picasso)
    – 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1: x8 mode)*- 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ax module (on the rear I/O)
    – 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)

    *Supports PCIe riser cards to extend one x16 slot to two x8 slots if you install AMD Ryzen series CPUs
    Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
  • Storage
    – 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    – 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket, supports M Key type 2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) (with Matisse) or Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Pinnacle Ridge and Picasso)*

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
  • Connector
    – 1 x SPI TPM Header
    – 1 x RGB LED Header*
    – 1 x Addressable LED Header**
    – 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)***
    – 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)****
    – 1 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)*****
    – 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    – 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    – 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)
    – 1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)

    *Supports in total up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip

    **Supports in total up to 5V/3A, 15W LED Strip

    ***The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.

    ****The CPU/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.

    *****The Chassis/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.
    CPU_FAN1/WP, CPU_FAN2/WP and CHA_FAN1/WP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.

  • Rear Panel I/O
    – 2 x Antenna Ports (on I/O Panel Shield)
    – 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    – 1 x HDMI Port
    – 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 Input
    – 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C Port (40Gb/s for Thunderbolt™ protocol; 10 Gb/s for USB3.2 protocol) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    – 1 x Clear CMOS Button
    – HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
  • Software and UEFI
    Software
    – ASRock Phantom Gaming Tuning
    – ASRock Polychrome SYNC
    – ASRock Key Master
    – ASRock XFast LAN
    UEFI
    – ASRock Full HD UEFI
    – ASRock Instant Flash

    *These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
  • Support CD
    – Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
  • Accessories
    – Quick Installation Guide, Support CD
    – 2 x SATA Data Cables
    – 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
    – 1 x Screw for M.2 Socket
  • Hardware Monitor
    – Temperature Sensing: CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Fan Tachometer: CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, CPU VDDCR_SOC, DRAM, VPPM, PREM VDDCR_SOC, +1.8V, VDDP
  • Form Factor
    – Mini-ITX Form Factor: 6.7-in x 6.7-in, 17.0 cm x 17.0 cm
    – 2oz Copper PCB

More information on ASRock’s website.

 

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