AMD Announces New Athlon Desktop Processors, Expands Commercial Client Portfolio with 2nd Generation Ryzen PRO

Posted by Ryan Rudd on Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:59pm

AMD Reimagines Everyday Computing with New “Zen” Based Athlon™ Desktop Processors, Expands Commercial Client Portfolio with 2nd Generation Ryzen™ PRO Desktop Processors

  • New Athlon processors, Athlon PRO processors, and 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO desktop processors provide generational leap in performance[ii],[iii] every day to enterprise-focused workloads, and unified Socket AM4 infrastructure

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Sep. 6, 2018 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced a reimagined family of AMD Athlon desktop processors with Radeon Vega graphics that have been optimized for everyday PC users: the AMD Athlon 200GE, Athlon 220GE, and Athlon 240GE processor. Combining the high-performance x86 “Zen”3 core and “Vega”[iv] 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 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: the Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X, Ryzen 7 PRO 2700, and Ryzen 5 PRO 2600 processors. With these new introductions, AMD now offers a top-to-bottom line-up of professional-grade computing solutions for experiences that range from premium content creation to advanced multitasking and office productivity.

 

“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. The new Athlon desktop processors, now incorporating the advanced “Zen”3 core and “Vega”3 graphics architectures, energize a legendary processor brand in AMD Athlon – a brand that consumers and PC enthusiasts alike trusted throughout nearly two decades of innovation,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client Compute, AMD. “Additionally, we are continuing to offer business PC users more processing power than we ever have before with the launch of 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO desktop processors into the commercial market.”

 

AMD Athlon™ 200GE Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics

The highly efficient “Zen” architecture helps the AMD Athlon 200GE processor stay cool and quiet[v] for reliable computing experiences, while its “Zen” processor and graphics cores enable responsive PC performance and fluid experiences for games or HD movies. In addition, the AMD Athlon 200GE processor is supported by the existing AMD Socket AM4 infrastructure for a platform that delivers the latest PC features including DDR4 memory, NVMe storage, 4K display support, USB 3.1 Gen2 support, and that offers an easy upgrade path to even more performance with AMD Ryzen™ processors and discrete graphics cards.

 

The AMD Athlon 200GE desktop processor offers: 

  • Up to 169 percent more responsive computing than AMD’s previous generation AMD A6-9500E1
  • Up to 67 percent more GPU performance and up to 2X greater power efficiency than the competition4
  • Up to 84 percent faster high-definition PC gaming than the competition[vi]

 

AMD Athlon™ Desktop Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Spec

MODEL

CPU Cores

Threads

Processor Frequency

Graphics Compute Units [vii]

TDP (Watts)

SEP (USD)

AMD Athlon™ 200GE

2

4

3.2GHz

3

35W

$55

AMD Athlon™ 220GE

Details to be disclosed at availability in Q4 2018

AMD Athlon™ 240GE

Details to be disclosed at availability in Q4 2018

 

 

AMD Athlon™ PRO and 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen PRO Desktop Processors

AMD PRO processors are designed for business, bringing reliability, security, and performance to address the demands of today’s compute-intensive enterprise-focused workloads. All AMD PRO processors across the product stack provide commercial-grade quality and reliability to help ensure platform longevity and support open-standard manageability to enable greater management flexibility in a multi-vendor client environment at a business-friendly price. In addition, AMD GuardMI technology enables state-of-the-art, power-on to power-off, silicon-level security that helps protect against an ever-growing number of threats.

 

Built on x86 “Zen”3 core, both Athlon PRO 200GE and 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO desktop processors provide breakthrough responsiveness for the most demanding enterprise-class applications and multi-tasking workflows.

  • Athlon PRO 200GE processor offers
    • Up to 19% faster system performance than the competition[viii]
    • Up to 67% faster graphics performance than the competition7
  • Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X processor delivers
    • Up to 10% higher multiprocessing performance than the 1st Gen Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X2
    • Up to 24% more CPU performance than the competition[ix]
    • Up to 18% better performance than the competition[x]

 

AMD Athlon PRO Desktop Processor and 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen PRO Desktop Processors Line-up

MODEL

Cores

Threads

Clock Speed Max Boost/Base (GHz) 

Cache

TDP (Watts)

Graphics Compute Unit

AMD Athlon™ PRO 200GE

2

4

3.2

5MB

35W

3

AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X

8

16

4.1/3.6

20MB

105W

N/A

AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700

8

16

4.1/3.2

20MB

65W

N/A

AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2600

6

12

3.9/3.4

19MB

65W

N/A

 

 

Availability

The AMD Athlon 200GE processor will be available from global retailers and system integrators starting Sept. 18, 2018, and the Athlon 220GE and 240GE processor models are slated for launch in Q4 2018. The AMD Athlon PRO 200GE and 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO desktop processors will be available with major global OEMs including Dell, HP, and Lenovo systems, dependent on respective OEM launch schedules. A complete list of participating retailers and launch information can be found at www.AMD.com.

 

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About AMD

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