Aside from that site probably being a joke or at least very inaccurate, even the calculated percentage of 6% is hardly a terrible bottleneck. Through the research I have done, the 2200g will be able to pair with the RX 580 without issues. When it comes down to it, specific games require specific hardware, if a game is CPU intensive then my bottleneck will come from the CPU in which case I'll have to upgrade it but the RX 580 will not be limited or lose it's power from the 2200g, I'm sure thing will be fine for a few years. I will probably upgrade CPU when the 3rd gen Ryzen's are released anyways.
It's an amazing little APU, I'm very happy to have chosen it. Farmville lol, she will get plenty of FPS, I play most of my games at 720p or 900p(1600x900) and I can play Skyrim at ultra high settings and get 50+FPS where steady FPS is walking around the wold and dungeons are lower 40 - 50FPS. Subnautica I get 45+FPS at a slightly customized settings, mostly high except the water quality(medium). The temperature has not gone above 69 during long gameplay but averages at 41 according to hwinfo. I have yet to play any modern triple A titles but I'm sure I can play most of them at low - medium settings at 720p. I hope your mom enjoys it is as much as I do.
Yea Canada is in the crap zone for PC parts at the moment but it's not terrible, some countries have it even worst. As for intel well, I feel like sticking with AMD for a little while, not to mention the i3-8100 is only a tiny bit faster with single core performance and overall maybe 1 - 3% faster than the 2200g but also at a cost of an extra $30. I'll stick with AMD, you just can't beat their price/performance ratio in the PC building market right now.
They don't underestimate the extra threads but the price/performance is not worth it compared to a 2200g. Almost 80$ CAD more for about 25% more performance is not really all that great. Especially if you plan to upgrade and buy a GPU in the future. Mind you it all depends on your upgrade path and budget at the time but most of the time 2400g is not much of a good buy.
Do you have a source for how bad the bottleneck will be? As far as I know there will be a minor bottleneck(obviously)but definitely not serious enough to have to upgrade to a 250$ CAD CPU to make up for it. Mind you I do plan on actually upgrading the CPU in the future, most likely a 3000 series if it's compatible with my motherboard but that will be much further in the future after I buy a GPU.
I'm curious if you ever got your RAM to work at 3200mhz, I've recently built a new PC with the 2200g and the same board as you and my RAM is not even in the QVL list (HyperX 3200mhz) and I was able to get it running on XMP profile 2 at 3000mhz without any stability issues and 100% on the memory test. Maybe it's because it's been so long and they have better memory support and updated BIOS now? Either way I've been really happy with this board and was even more excited that rolling the dice on a memory kit not listed on the QVL worked out so well for me.
I was a bit nervous buying this board due to the QVL list for memory, it seemed almost every memory kit on the list was either very expensive or no longer being sold. I have been very happy with it though, I had no issues, and the memory kit I bought, even though it was not in the QVL list it works stable at 3000mhz. That being said, I'm very impressed with the amount of options in the BIOS, from tuning the fans to overclocking the voltage and frequency of the APU and memory, it's all there! And they've recently updated it for better memory support I believe. I would say this is one of the better boards you can buy without breaking the bank. It also has room for light to medium overclocking, just be sure you have some decent cooling if that is what you plan on doing, otherwise at stock speeds this motherboard should be stable and last a long time to come.
34% faster but 60% more expensive, it's a toss up for sure. If there were no plans for a dedicated graphics card then I could see me spending the extra on the 2400g but since my plan is to buy RX 570 or 580 in the future then I'd rather save the money I would've spent on the 2400g for the graphics card.
Yup, it's just not worth it to me, why spend the extra on the 2400g when I can save that $ for the dedicated graphics down the road.
Prices in Canada are quite higher than U.S. In USD the cost of the RAM would've been around 85$ for the kit I bought. Surprisingly, I got a good deal on this RAM as all other RAM around 3000mhz is around 130$+ CAD for an 8gb kit which is about 95$ - 100$ USD. Either way current price of RAM totally sucks. I love AMD they really stepped up their game and I'm really happy with the 2200g so far, I can manage without a dedicated card for a few months easily with this great APU.
Aside from me being on a real tight budget, I did not see the point in getting the 2400G, the performance difference is not very large for the price of almost 80$ more(at the time). I could OC the 2200g and get some extra performance if I really need it but I probably won't. I just wanted something quick so I could make money doing my game dev commissions, do some light gaming, and do it all without breaking the bank. Now I can work on earning more money with much better performance than my old PC.
That being said in the future if I do upgrade the CPU I'll most likely get something with 6 or 8 cores instead of 4 cores but that will happen after I get a dedicated GPU. Nonetheless I have plenty of options for upgrading and I now have a PC I can actually use to get work done faster and earn extra $ faster.