AMD has launched two capable Athlon CPUs that will surely appeal to PC builders on a rather tight budget. The affordable yet powerful AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors have Zen-based cores and even come with built-in AMD Radeon Vega GPUs.
AMD has confirmed availability of Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors. The company had announced these capable processors back in September. The latest AMD processors are designed for mass-market PC builders and enthusiasts. Let’s look at some of the important aspects like price, performance, clock-speeds, specifications, features and availability of AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors.
AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE Processors Specifications
The AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors are incremental upgrades to the Athlon 200GE CPU. These processors are clearly designed to appeal to the mass market. In fact, the new Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors boost the performance of AMD’s inexpensive CPUs. Moreover, their list price makes them an attractive purchase. Nonetheless, the new AMD processors are quite a powerhouse on a budget.
The new Athlon 220GE and 240GE processors integrate two SMT-enabled Zen cores operating at 3.4 and 3.5 GHz frequency respectively. Both the processors get a Radeon Vega iGPU featuring 192 stream processors operating at 1 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, and 4 MB L3 cache. Moreover, the CPUs come with a dual-channel DDR4-2667 memory controller.
Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE CPUs are compatible with motherboards that are based on AMD’s 300 and 400-series chipsets. These motherboards reliably support high-performance NVMe SSDs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, 4Kp@60Hz display output(s) and other high-end specifications.
AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE Processors Features
Interestingly, the new AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors sport an attractively low TDP. Despite the higher clock speeds, the Athlon-based processors have a peak TDP of just 35W. Also, the new AMD Athlon processors have a commendable higher clock speeds. Still, their pricing allows them to compete intensely with Intel Celeron and Pentium processors. Essentially, these CPUs could offer a lot advantage to PC builders and users who do not need a lot of raw processing power.
The most interesting highlight of the new AMD Athlon processors is its support for the motherboards that have the AM4 socket platform. The motherboards in which the Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE CPUs can fit, also support AMD’s higher-performance Ryzen processors. Needless to mention, buyers who purchase these Athlon-based processors, could easily upgrade their computers to eight-core Ryzen 7 CPUs without discarding present hardware or spending on upgrading all components.
AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE Processors Price Availability
The new AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors will be available to purchase at leading retailers soon. The AMD Athlon 220GE sports a retail price tag of $65 (INR 4,600 approx.), while the dual-core AMD Athlon 240GE costs $75 (INR 5,300 approx.).