AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE with Radeon Vega Graphics Launchedby Anton Shilov on December 21, 2018 10:45 AM EST
AMD has announced availability of the Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors it announced back in September. Based on the Zen microarchitecture and featuring built-in Radeon Vega graphics, these parts are priced well below $100 per unit, focusing on the mass market, and the new chips have a TDP of 35 W.
Coming on the heels of the Athlon 200GE chip introduced earlier this year, the new Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors increase the performance of AMD’s inexpensive CPUs and make the company’s sub-$100 desktop product line more complete. Just like the Athlon 200GE, the new 220GE and 240GE models integrate two SMT-enabled Zen cores operating at 3.4 and 3.5 GHz frequency (respectively), a Radeon Vega iGPU featuring 192 stream processors operating at 1 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache, a dual-channel DDR4-2667 memory controller, and so on.
Higher clocks enable AMD’s new Athlon processors to better compete against Intel’s entry-level Celeron and Pentium processors for the market of cheap PCs that do not need a lot of compute horsepower yet benefit from a high integration as well as a low TDP.
The new Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE CPUs are drop-in compatible with motherboards based on AMD’s 300 and 400-series chipsets that support high-performance NVMe SSDs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, 4Kp60 display output(s) and so forth. The same AM4 platforms are compatible with AMD’s higher-performance Ryzen processors, providing owners of the new Athlon-based systems an upgrade path to eight-core Ryzen 7 CPUs.
|AMD's Retail Stack|
|Ryzen 7 2700X||Zen+||8 / 16||3700||4300||-||105W||$329|
|Ryzen 7 2700||Zen+||8 / 16||3200||4100||-||65W||$299|
|Ryzen 5 2600X||Zen+||6 / 12||3600||4200||-||95W||$229|
|Ryzen 5 2600||Zen+||6 / 12||3400||3900||-||65W||$199|
|Ryzen 5 1500X*||Zen||4 / 8||3500||3700||-||65W||$159|
|Ryzen 5 2400G||Zen||4 / 8||3600||3900||11||65W||$169|
|Ryzen 3 1300X*||Zen||4 / 4||3500||3700||-||65W||$114|
|Ryzen 3 2200G||Zen||4 / 4||3500||3700||8||65W||$99|
|Athlon 240GE||Zen||2 / 4||3500||-||3||35 W||$75**|
|Athlon 220GE||Zen||2 / 4||3400||-||3||35 W||$65**|
|Athlon 200GE||Zen||2 / 4||3200||-||3||35W||$55|
|*The 2500X and 2300X have been released, but not at retail. We should have a review soon
** Retail listings of 220GE and 240GE expected 'soon'
Both new processors will be available for order from leading retailers shortly, AMD said. When it comes to pricing, the new Athlon 220GE (3.4 GHz) sits right above the model 200GE (3.2 GHz) with a $65 price tag. Meanwhile, the dual-core Athlon 240GE (3.5 GHz) costs $75, or $24 less than the quad-core Ryzen 3 2200G, which offers significantly more compute and graphics horsepower.
|Athlons at Retail|
|AnandTech||Athlon 200GE||Athlon 220GE||Athlon 240GE||Ryzen 3 2200G|
|*This list will grow as listings appear online|
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