AMD Athlon 3000G is the new low-cost APU that comes to replace the previous AMD Athlon 200GE series that we saw in detail in one of our reviews. A chip oriented to compete with the Intel Pentium, which stands out for its price of only $49 (€45) and can be perfectly valid for many users on a day-to-day basis. Also is for sure that there are still two other models to discover that are expected to be more powerful.
This new AMD Athlon 3000G APU has a consumption of only 35 W TPD, has two 14nm Zen cores and four threads (not 12nm Zen+ cores) with a speed of 3.5 GHz and a Vega 3 GPU that reaches 1.1 GHz, speeds somewhat higher than the previous generation that also allow Overclock. This APU supports dual channel DDR4 RAM, supports NVMe drives and USB Type-C Gen2 connection up to 10 Gbps that could be used as a power input as well. Of course we have HDMI 2.0 video output support and it will allow us to watch Netflix 4K thanks to its DRM certificates.
Where the AMD Athlon 3000G APU stands out is undoubtedly in the graphic section with Vega 3 GPU that leaves behind the GPU integrated in its direct rival Intel Pentium G5400 (€ 58), which also has a higher consumption of 58 W TPD. As we see in the test results we have a graphic performance that allows us to play titles like Fortnite with high settings 720p and others like LOL or CS:GO up to 1080p. Undoubtedly a very interesting solution for those looking for light gaming and very acceptable desktop performance.
- The new AMD Athlon 3000G APU will be on sale on November 19 for a price of $49 (€ 45) on Amazon.com.