Earlier in the year, rumors were circulating that AMD was preparing the APU Athlon 200GE. A hybrid processor (i.e. with its own graphics) should receive, as claimed, two cores, a SMT multithreading mode and a 3.2 GHz frequency, and a GPU Vega 3 with 192 stream processors.
And, it seems, it’s true. Moreover, the novelty will be released this week, on September 6. The latest data indicates that the processor is equipped with 4 MB of L3 cache and a DDR4-2933 memory controller. Heat supply will be 35 W, and the estimated cost – 55 dollars. On sale, it will appear on the 18th.
And considering that in due time “Атлоны” competed with Pentium and confidently bypassed Celeron, it is possible to assume that the novelty will be rather interesting. Especially if it can be overclocked (the old Athlon did it well).
Unlike previous few generations of Athlon-branded parts, which were essentially socket FM2(+) APUs devoid of integrated graphics, the Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE do feature the Radeon Vega integrated graphics solution, but we expect it to be watered down compared to the Ryzen 2000G series chips. What sets the Athlon Pro part apart from its non-Pro sibling is the same feature that set Ryzen Pro apart, such as SEV. The two chips surfaced on the updated CPU compatibility lists of ASUS Crosshair VII Hero X470