Monitor artefacting, unable to boot Windows, what's broken?

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CPU: AMD R3 2200G Non overclocked whatsoever
Mobo: Gigabyte Aorus B450I
RAM: Team group 2x8 GB

Has been working fine as a browser/office pc for ~6 months, suddenly booted to this one day. The first boot had the artefacting shown above but froze. 2nd boot onwards it's just a black screen, nothing's coming on at all.

I suspect the GPU in the APU is broken, but is there any way to confirm that it is the APU that needs RMA instead of the mobo if I have no other replacements on hand to just test each one?
 
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That is definitely an issue with the video and it's channel to the memory; but, the first suspect would be the RAM. Try it with just one module and/or other memory altogether.
 
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I doubt it; bad video cables don't show regular patterned defects like that. Ram or CPU are the most likely culprits.
 
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