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AMD Athlon 200GE and 200GE PRO APUs spotted

A new Athlon is coming to AM4

AMD Athlon 200GE and 200GE PRO APUs spotted

AMD Athlon 200GE and 200GE PRO APUs spotted

Most of the time we hear about new processors from press releases, or occasionally from early leaks or other unintended reveals. Sometimes the information is hiding in plain sight, just waiting for somebody to find it.   

Hidden within the CPU support list of ASUS' X470- Crosshair VII Hero lies two unknown processors, both of which are listed with 35W TDPs and base clock speeds of 3.2GHz. These new APUs are the Athlon 200GE and Athlon PRO 200GE, two new Ryzen+Vega APUs. 

The Athlon 200GE is listed as "Athlon 200GE (3.2GHz,35W,L3:4M,2C)" by ASUS, with the 2c signifying two cores while the 4M means that the APU will have access tot he same 4MB of L3 cache as higher-end Ryzen+Vega/Raven Ridge APUs. These two APUs will sit under AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G on the AM4 platform, acting as an entry-level APU for offices and consumer desktops. 

Thankfully, this isn't the only information that we have, as this APU has made itself known outside of ASUS' BIOS files. 

  
AMD Athlon 200GE and 200GE PRO APUs spotted

(From ASUS' CrossHair VII Hero CPU support page)


On the UL 3DMARK database, the Athlon PRO 200GE is listed with Radeon Graphics, confirming that the GPU portion of the processor is active. From here was can also see listed GPU clock speeds of 1,000MHz and memory clock speeds of 2,666MHz as well as the same base clock speed of 3.2GHz that ASUS listed. 

We can also see there that Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) is active on this processor, supporting four CPU threads while having two fully-fledged processing cores. At this time the turbo frequency of AMD's Athlon 200GE remains unknown. 
  
AMD Athlon 200GE and 200GE PRO APUs spotted

(From 3DMARK Database)

 

Judging from the information that we have today, it looks like AMD's Athlon 200GE will be released during Computex or launched without any PR push. As a dual-core processor, the Athlon is unlikely to garner much attention from budget gamers or other PC enthusiasts, as the time for Dual cores is coming to a close in most modern PC releases. 

Regardless, dual-core system remains sufficient for basic office work and for standard desktop systems, areas where excessive levels of CPU/GPU grunt are surplus to the user's requirements. The Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE are designed to fill the same niche as Intel's Celeron and Pentium series of processors. 

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