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AMD's Athlon 3000G is a game-changer for the budget CPU market

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Edward Raja

AMD plans to offer more than Intel in the $50 CPU market. 

 

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Last year, AMD released its first Ryzen-based Athlon, the 200GE, delivering performance levels that are competitive with Intel's Pentium series for $55. This was a great product from AMD, offering an affordable entry point into AMD's AM4 ecosystem and competition at the $50ish CPU market. 

 

Now, AMD wants to give its customers more for less. With their new Athlon 3000G, AMD will deliver higher clock speeds, lower pricing and overclockability. AMD wants to put Intel's Pentium lineup to shame. 

 

For starters, AMD's new Athlon 3000G will offer users a 300MHz clock speed boost over last-years Athlon 200GE, as well as the performance benefits of AMD's Zen+ core design. Add that to AMD's $49 SEP pricing, and the budget CPU market has a lot to be excited about. 

 

The Athlon 3000GE will release on November 19th and support both CPU and memory overclocking. Add this to AMD's inclusion of a 55W cooling solution, and users of this processor should be able to achieve enhanced performance levels with ease. 

 

This processor is designed to be a Pentium killer, offering consumers low pricing, support for both CPU and memory overclocking; features that Intel's Pentium series lacks. Combine this with better out of the box performance (at least in AMD's testing) and AMD's on to a winner. 

 

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With the 3000G, AMD is offering buyers a processor that's the "only unlocked option in its segment". In AMD's labs, the company managed to overclock their sample to 3.9GHz, granting users a respectable performance bump over the CPU's stock 3.5GHz performance.  

 

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While this processor doesn't have the same appeals as AMD's new Ryzen 9 3950X or Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation processors, the Athlon 3000G highlights AMD's desire to outcompete Intel in all segments of the desktop PC market. The 3000G looks like a cracking CPU for under $50, and it is a great addition to AMD's AM4 product ecosystem. 

 

Source: AMD's Athlon 3000G is a game-changer for the budget CPU market (via Overclock3D.net)

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Israeli_Eagle

"Game-changer" means that you can never run any modern game. :towel:

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Edward Raja
1 minute ago, Israeli_Eagle said:

"Game-changer" means that you can never run any modern game. :towel:

But at least is a budget offering, take it or leave it.

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DKT27

It's important to mention that the G processors, while great, are based on previous generation of the AMD processor lineup. Just mentioning it as many might not know about it.

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2 hours ago, DKT27 said:

It's important to mention that the G processors, while great, are based on previous generation of the AMD processor lineup. Just mentioning it as many might not know about it.

Hmm...same case for Ryzen processors under 3xxx series that are labeled G as well.

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