Aside from the announcement of its 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper and availability of its Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD also took the opportunity to launch its new Athlon 3000G processor. Like its predecessors before it, the Athlon 3000G will offer a 2-cores, 4-threads count, but with a TDP of 35W.
In terms of frequency, the Athlon 3000G has default base clock of 3.5GHz and three Radeon Vega 3 Graphics integrated graphics cores. Like its Ryzen counterparts, one of the main appeals of the processor is that it is unlocked and therefore can be overclocked. Mind you, the processor isn’t based on AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 architecture, but rather, it is built using last generation’s 14nm first-generation Zen CPU architecture.
At US$49 (~RM202), the Athlon 3000G is by far one of the most affordable entry-level CPU on the current market, with a far better price-to-performance ratio than its direct Intel counterpart, the Pentium G5400. That said, you shouldn’t be expecting world-class or high-end gaming-grade performance from it. After all, that’s what the Ryzen lineup is for.
The AMD Athlon 3000G will be hitting the shelves globally from 19 November onwards.