AMD Athlon 3000G Pricing and Specifications
|Processor||Cores / Threads||Base / Boost (GHz)||L1 Cache (MB)||L3 Cache (MB)||GPU||GPU Cores||GPU Clock (MHz)||TDP (W)|
|Athlon 3000G||2 / 4||3.5 / 3.5||1||4||Radeon Vega 3||3||1,100||35|
|Athlon 200GE||2 / 4||3.2 / 3.2||1||4||Radeon Vega 3||3||1,000||35|
AMD's Athlon 3000G rounds out AMD's APU stack, slotting in as the budget alternative to the Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G.
The 3000G comes with Radeon Vega graphics paired with the 12nm process and Zen+ architecture for a mere $49. As an iterative update to its existing Athlon 200GE, the Athlon 3000G comes with the same dual-core quad-thread design with 1MB of L2 and 4MB of L3 cache. It also fits within the same 35W TDP envelope and follows the same motherboard support guidelines as its predecessor.
AMD did bump up the clock speeds, increasing the static base frequency to 3.5 GHz (no boost) and increasing the GPU clock speed by 100 Mhz.
AMD previously provided all of its processors with an unlocked multiplier, meaning they were overclockable but broke that tradition with the Athlon 200GE, which came with a locked multiplier. AMD's motherboard partners allowed overclocking on the budget chips in spite of the restriction, even though that unsanctioned feature was later disabled in newer motherboard firmware revisions.
Motherboard vendors don't have to break the rules this time around, though, as AMD is providing the processor with a fully unlocked multiplier, meaning overclocking is back on the menu provided you have a B-series motherboard, or better.
AMD Athlon 3000G Gaming Performance
As with the Athlon 200GE, AMD aims to enable a 'true playable' 720p gaming experience. This mostly consists of eSports-class games, like Fortnite and Rocket League. AMD provided a few benchmarks to back up those claims, and it goes without saying that these APUs easily beat the competing $73 Pentium G5400 in gaming.
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