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AMD Athlon 200GE Review: Zen and Vega Get Cheap

Civilization VI Graphics and AI, Dawn of War III

Civilization VI AI Test

Civilization VI's AI test measures CPU performance in a turn-based strategy game and tends to favor per-core performance.

The Athlon trails due to its lower per-core performance, but pulls even with the Pentium G4560 after tuning.

Civilization VI Graphics Test

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Overclocking gives the Athlon 200GE a 13.9% performance boost in this title.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

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The Athlon 200GE trails its competition by a significant margin. We also noticed stuttering during the benchmark, which manifests in our charts as poor frame rate percentiles, regardless of whether the Athlon is overclocked or not. 

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Paul Alcorn is the Deputy Managing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He writes news and reviews on CPUs, storage and enterprise hardware.