AMD Announces $49 Ryzen Processor: Athlon 3000G Has Vega 3 Graphics Onboard too

AMD's Athlon 3000G
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With all the news being about a massive high-end battle between Intel and AMD when it comes to desktop processors, it's a little refreshing and exciting to hear about something more affordable.

The 35W part, which obviously doesn't require a separate graphics card to play games, has a maximum boost frequency of 3.5GHz. It should be noted, though, that the CPU uses the Zen+ architecture and not the more recent Zen 2 architecture.

It's one of the cheapest overclockable CPUs around and according to AMD's figures, has similar or better performance to Intel's more expensive Pentium G5400 in content creation and significantly higher frame rates in games compared to the Intel CPU's onboard graphics. It's not going to handle modern games at 1080p for super-cheap systems and resolutions up to 720p in popular titles such as Fortnite and Rocket League, it's potentially a very affordable way to create the basis of a gaming PC.

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A new processor will be joining AMD's ranks this month and will cost just $49. The Athlon 3000G will offer 2 cores, 4 threads and integrated Radeon Vega 3 graphics.

With all the news being about a massive high-end battle between Intel and AMD when it comes to desktop processors, it's a little refreshing and exciting to hear about something more affordable.

The 35W part, which obviously doesn't require a separate graphics card to play games, has a maximum boost frequency of 3.5GHz. It should be noted, though, that the CPU uses the Zen+ architecture and not the more recent Zen 2 architecture.

It's one of the cheapest overclockable CPUs around and according to AMD's figures, has similar or better performance to Intel's more expensive Pentium G5400 in content creation and significantly higher frame rates in games compared to the Intel CPU's onboard graphics. It's not going to handle modern games at 1080p for super-cheap systems and resolutions up to 720p in popular titles such as Fortnite and Rocket League, it's potentially a very affordable way to create the basis of a gaming PC.

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