AMD has quietly slipped out its new energy efficient ‘E’ series of Ryzen 2000 processors. The AMD Ryzen 3 2200GE and the Ryzen 5 2400GE are based upon the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G respectively, albeit with performance tuned in order to boost efficiency. The ‘E’ in the name literally stands for ‘Efficiency’.

Specs-wise, these ‘E’ APUs are actually very similar to their full-fat counterparts. Slightly slower clock speeds are the only noticeable hit; it’s probably a handy way for AMD to use up lower binned chips. The Ryzen 3 2200GE drops to 3.2GHz Base / 3.6GHz Boost from the 2200G’s 3.5GHz Base / 3.7GHz Boost, while the Ryzen 5 2400GE drops to 3.2GHz Base / 3.8GHz Boost from the 2400G’s 3.6GHz Base / 3.9GHz Boost.

Aside from that, these are pretty much exactly the same processors specs-wise, just with slightly slower performance. The 2400GE is still a quad-core with multithreading, while the Ryzen 3 2200GE is a standard quad-core. They come equipped with a Vega 11 and Vega 8 GPU respectively. These integrated GPUs are untouched and should offer pretty decent performance for a bargain bin price.

The performance trade-off does have its upside though, which is the reduced power demands. Both of these APUs have just 35W TDP, making them much more energy efficient than the 65W TDPs of the standard 2000 ‘G’ series accelerated processors.

  Ryzen 5
Vega 11
Ryzen 5
Vega 11
Ryzen 3
Vega 8
Ryzen 3
Vega 8
Cores 4 / 8 4/8 4 / 4 4 / 4
Base CPU Freq 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo CPU Freq 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Base TDP 65 W 35 W 65 W 35 W
L2 Cache 512 KB/core 512 KB/core 512 KB/core 512 KB/core
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB
GPU Vega 11 Vega 11 Vega 8 Vega 8
Compute Units 11 CUs 11 CUs 8 CUs 8 CUs
Streaming Processors 704 SPs 704 SPs 512 SPs 512 SPs
Turbo GPU Speed 1250 MHz 1250 MHz 1100 MHz 1100 MHz

These new Ryzen GE APUs haven’t arrived with much pomp and circumstance so there’s still no word on availability and pricing, but we’d expect them to be on the cheap side if their ‘G’ variants are anything to go by The Ryzen 3 2200G is $99 and the Ryzen 5 2400G is available for $169. Lop off $20 or so and you're probably in the right ballpark for these new APUs.