How to increase Ryzen APUs dedicated graphics memory
Ryzen is an awesome processor from AMD. Recently they launched an APU version of Ryzen for both Mobile and Desktop segment. It made big momentum in Processor industry, Youtubers, Bloggers, Tech websites, Ryzen is everywhere. Because of this huge impact, I decided to go for AMD Ryzen 3 instead of Intel 8100. I bought AMD Ryzen 3 2200g in the first week after release. My requirements are not big, I need a basic system for web development without a graphics card. I need little graphics to run Adobe Photoshop, and some web development related tools like Avocode, Adobe XD like software. So I bought one and built Mini ITX system. Everything working well, I played many games like Hitman, Tomb Raider in 720p resolution and some games like Batman, COD MW, Far cry 4 in 1080p resolution ( 18-30fps). Initially, it has only 1GB dedicated RAM and 3.5GB shared memory. It always shows low memory indication on 3DMark testing (Time Spy). I checked BIOS to increase VRAM, but initially, I didn’t get anything, after a day, I went deep into settings, finally, I got settings to add more dedicated RAM.
- Ryzen 3 2200G
- GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI.
- Corsair Memory — 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz C16 DIMM (CMV8GX4M1A2400C16)
- Samsung 250GB Evo 840 SSD and Samsung 250GB M2 SSD ( From my old system)
- Corsair VS Series™ VS450 — 450 Watt 80
- SilverStone Sugo Series SG13
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Currently, I have only stock cooler without any case fan, but PSU has one fan. It is very budget system, but performance is very great. It is not a complete replacement for Intel i3, 8100, but for entertainment, graphics segment, you can buy Ryzen without any doubt. For video editing, encoding and other CPU related tasks, Intel 3, 8100 is better than Ryzen 3 2200G.