AMD releases first unlocked 'Zen' based Athlon processor, priced at $49

The Athlon 3000G has a lot going for it... especially the price.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

Today sees chipmaker AMD release the new Athlon 3000G, making an aggressive push at winning over mainstream desktop users. And this overclockable chip comes in at a fantastic price.

Athlon 3000G tech specs:

  • Threads/Cores: 2/4
  • Frequency: 3.5GHz
  • Total L1 Cache: 192KB
  • Total L2 Cache: 1MB
  • Total L3 Cache: 4MB
  • Graphics: Radeon Vega 3
  • GPU Cores: 3
  • PCI Express Version: PCIe 3.0
  • TDP: 35W
  • Platform: AM4
  • Max Temp: 95°C
  • Price: $49

There's a lot that's attractive about the new Athlon 3000G. It's the first "Zen" based Athlon processor to be unlocked, making it a great choice for overclockers who are price-conscious. And speaking of price, the new Athlon comes in at a very reasonable $49. The built-in Radeon Vega 3 graphics brings high-definition gaming into a budget mainstream processor package.

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