AMD unveils new ‘Zen’-based Athlon desktop processors

Vendor expands commercial client portfolio with second Gen Ryzen PRO CPUs

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AMD unveils new ‘Zen’-based Athlon desktop processors Moshkelani says the new Athlon desktop processors incorporated the advanced Zen3 core and Vega 3 graphics architectures.
By  Manda Banda Published  October 24, 2018

Chip maker AMD, has launched a reimagined family of AMD Athlon desktop processors with Radeon Vega graphics that have been optimised for everyday PC users.

The AMD Athlon 200GE, Athlon 220GE, and Athlon 240GE processor combine the high-performance x86 Zen3 core and Vega graphics architectures in a versatile system-on-chip (SOC) design, the Athlon desktop processors offer responsive and reliable computing for a wide range of experiences, from day-to-day needs like web browsing and video streaming through more advanced workloads like high-definition PC gaming.

Complementing this news, AMD has also announced the availability of the commercial-grade Athlon PRO 200GE desktop processor, along with three 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO desktop processor models for the commercial, enterprise and the public sector including the Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X, Ryzen 7 PRO 2700, and Ryzen 5 PRO 2600 processors.

"We are proud to expand our successful Zen core-based consumer and commercial product portfolios today with the addition of AMD Athlon, AMD Athlon PRO, and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen PRO desktop processors," said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client Compute, AMD.

"The new Athlon desktop processors, now incorporating the advanced Zen3 core and Vega 3 graphics architectures, energise a legendary processor brand in AMD Athlon - a brand that consumers and PC enthusiasts alike trusted throughout nearly two decades of innovation," he said. "Additionally, we are continuing to offer business PC users more processing power than we ever have before with the launch of the 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO desktop processors into the commercial market."

The highly efficient Zen architecture helps the AMD Athlon 200GE processor stay cool and quiet for reliable computing experiences, while its Zen processor and graphics cores enable responsive PC performance and fluid experiences for games or HD movies.

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