AMD announces new Athlon 200GE processor alongside 2nd generation Ryzen Pro and Athlon Pro

AMD has revealed a slate of new processors aimed at both consumer and commercial customers, including the dual-core AMD Athlon 200GE.

This processor, which AMD terms “reimagined” comes with two cores, four threads and a processor frequency of 3.2GHz. It also features integrated Radeon Vega 3 graphics, and is based on AMD’s x86 Zen architecture.

According to AMD, the Athlon 200GE offers 67% more graphics performance, twice the power efficiency and 84% faster high-definition PC gaming that its competition. AMD didn’t specify the competition, but we’d wager it was a similar dual-core chip from Intel, perhaps the Intel Core i3-8109U.

The AMD Athlon 200GE has a thermal design power of 35W, making it a good choice for small form factor and low-power PCs, and will cost $55 (around £40, AU$80), which is a very tempting price.

Commercial CPUs

AMD also announced a range of processors for business use. The AMD Athlon Pro 200GE is similar to the regular 200GE, but aimed at business users.

There’s also the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X, an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a max boost of 4.1GHz and a base of 3.6GHz, 20MB cache and 105W TDP.

The AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700 is an eight-core 16-thread processor with 4.1GHz max and 3.2GHz base speeds, 20MB cache and 65W TDP.

Finally, AMD has announced the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 2600, a six-core, 12-thread processor that has a base clock speed of 3.4GHz, and a boost speed of 3.9GHz, 19MB cache and 65W TDP.

These processional CPUs come with what AMD promises is state-of-the-art security, including built-in AES 128-bit encryption, Windows 10 Enterprise Security Support, memory encryption support and AMD GuardMI Technology.

They have also been tested using a commercial-grade QA process

We’ve not heard prices or release dates for these business CPUs, but we’ll update this news when we hear more.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.