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AMD's Athlon Gold Pro 4150GE Surfaces to Tackle Low-End Segment

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AMD has largely abandoned the budget CPU segment, but it's beginning to look like that could change soon with the emergence of its yet-to-be-announced Athlon Gold Pro 4150GE 'Renoir' APUs. A new benchmark result has emerged that indicates the 4150GE's official launch is approaching. AMD's Pro variants are traditionally aimed at entry-level business and enterprise PCs, but AMD also releases non-Pro models for the retail market. That means the company could soon address the lower end of the market (sub-$200) that it has abandoned with its recent product lineups.

When AMD released its codenamed Renoir and Cezanne APUs based on its Zen 2 and Zen 3 microarchitecture in 2020 and 2021, respectively, it didn't try to address the lower end of the market with those parts. The company was in a particularly good competitive position (and still is), so it prioritized the production of higher-end models Ryzen-branded models to bolster its earnings and profitability. But as competition on the desktop market is heating up, the company seems to be getting ready to launch its cheaper Athlon Gold-badged Renoir products. 

@Tum_Apisak has found the first CPU-Z benchmark for AMD's upcoming Athlon Gold Pro 4150GE processor. The CPU is based on the Renoir design and features four cores operating at up to 3800 MHz, a 4MB L3 cache, and a built-in Radeon Vega GPU with 320 stream processors. Based on the CPU-Z benchmark, the part scores 460 single-thread points and 1785 multi-thread points, which is competitive with Intel's Core i3-10100F and the i3-9100F. 

(Image credit: Twitter: @ExecuFix)

The chip will be compatible with AM4 motherboards (assuming it has the right BIOS). Meanwhile, like all AMD Pro APUs and CPUs, the Athlon Gold Pro 4150GE will support all of AMD's enterprise-grade security, reliability, and manageability features, so the part will sell at a relative premium compared to standard chips.

The CPU-Z entry isn't the only evidence that the Athlon Gold Pro 4150GE is incoming. A couple of weeks ago, prolific leaker @ExecuFix published an image of the processor, indicating the chips are indeed floating around at PC makers and/or distributors.

(Image credit: CPU-Z/Tom's Hardware)

Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • King_V
    Kinda cool. I definitely have a use case or two for such a chip... of course, given that it's competitive with i3 CPUs from about 2-3 generations back, AMD is going to have to price this one particularly aggressively.
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  • artk2219
    King_V said:
    Kinda cool. I definitely have a use case or two for such a chip... of course, given that it's competitive with i3 CPUs from about 2-3 generations back, AMD is going to have to price this one particularly aggressively.

    Here's to hoping that thats the plan, these should be super nifty CPU's in the 60 to 80 range. I could find the 10100f recently at microcenter for like $79.99, making it an excellent chip for the price that would last you for a few years, although you'd be limited with a 10900k as the top end option (Yes the 11900k exists, no i don't believe its really an upgrade or better than the 10900k). This athlon probably wont last as long due to the lack of hyperthreading, but i guess thats why Ryzen 3 exists, well, is supposed to lol, and AM4 has tons of upgrade options when one is needed.
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  • King_V
    artk2219 said:
    Here's to hoping that thats the plan, these should be super nifty CPU's in the 60 to 80 range. I could find the 10100f recently at microcenter for like $79.99, making it an excellent chip for the price that would last you for a few years, although you'd be limited with a 10900k as the top end option (Yes the 11900k exists, no i don't believe its really an upgrade or better than the 10900k). This athlon probably wont last as long due to the lack of hyperthreading, but i guess thats why Ryzen 3 exists, well, is supposed to lol, and AM4 has tons of upgrade options when one is needed.

    Definitely agreed - though, I have to admit, my MicroMachine (see my builds in my sig) was built to a particular purpose, and it's still serving that purpose well, despite That Athlon 200GE APU being 2-core/4thread, and its modest clock speed. That it is officially rated at only 35W is a bonus (I can't remember which website, but someone tested it, and apparently, even maxed out, it's supposedly more like the low or mid 20s in wattage range for power consumption).

    Put it together in mid-2019, and still getting regular use.
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  • jacob249358
    Good to see that it has 4 cores at least. Hopefully it will be available for MSRP (unlike the 3000g) for budget gamers if we still can't get GPUs by then.
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