In the September of this year, AMD revived its Athlon brand by launching the “reimagined” Athlone 200GE, which is basically a low-end APU (accelerated processing) unit that combines x86 Zen CPU cores with Radeon Vega 3 graphics. And now three months later, it is going to launch two more models.
The two new models i.e the Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE are both 2-core/4-thread CPUs, same as the previously launched Athlon 200GE. The two new SKUs feature three Radeon compute units that are based on the AMD’s Vega architecture for graphics exactly like the Athlon
The specs for these models are:
- Athlon 240GE: 2 cores / 4 threads, 3.5GHz, 3 compute units, 35W TDP, $75
- Athlon 220GE: 2 cores / 4 threads, 3.4GHz, 3 compute units, 35W TDP, $65
- Athlon 200GE: 2 cores / 4 threads, 3.2GHz, 3 compute units, 35W TDP, $55
AMD stated that ,”The AMD Athlon family of processors provides consumers with significantly better value and availability than the competition. Athlon 200GE processors offer up to 67 percent more graphics performance and up to two times greater power efficiency, delivering up to 84 percent faster high-definition PC gaming than the competition”.
AMD stated that by increasing
AMD provided some of its own benchmark figures at 720P:
- DOTA 2 @ 720p (low): 65 fps
- CS:Go @ 720p (ultra): 71 fps
- Fortnite @ 720p (low): 49 fps
- League of Legends @ 720p (ultra): 111 fps
- Rocket League @ 720p (medium): 67 fps
- Overwatch @ 720p (low): 59 fps
These benchmarks are of the Athlon 200GE. So we can presume that the faster
AMD says the new chips are available now. Why don’t you guys check them out !