With the Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper 3 announcements today we did not expect an APU announcement, but AMD has finalized the start of their AM4 processor lineup with the new Athlon 3000G. This chip is based off the 12nm “Picasso” silicon which brings together CPU cores based on the “Zen+” architecture with an iGPU based on the “Vega” graphics architecture.
This is a 2-core, 4-thread part with AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics (3 “Vega” NGCUs). The CPU will be clocked at 3.50 GHz, which is a 300 MHz increase over the previous 200GE part. One thing that is nice about this chip is that AMD has given it an unlocked base-clock multiplier so you have the ability to overclock it. The on-board graphics have 92 stream processors and a 1100 MHz engine clock. This is a 100 MHz gain over the 200GE as well.
AMD also provided both gaming and productivity performance numbers putting it up against Intel’s Pentium G5400. They also showed the performance gain if you happen to overclock the processor.
The Athlon 3000G will be available starting November 19th and will priced at just $49.