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

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

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

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. 
 

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

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

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. 

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