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AMD Athlon 3000G with Vega 3 Graphics

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AMD's Athlon 3000G is the dream of every entry-level system builder. Priced at only $49, it offers four threads, integrated Vega graphics, and an unlocked multiplier. We overclocked it beyond 4 GHz with minimal voltage increases, and memory support has improved, too.

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Why would you attempt to run an entry level 49$ CPU onto a 570 class motherboard? Perhaps to bios flash one or another but your kind of stupid to buy a premium end motherboard with a 50 dollar CPU.

Cool review, pretty much competes against intel pentium. These are pretty much left overs from the first generation of CPU's that proberly did not qualify certain standards.
 
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I guess they had plenty of samples of this then? :p
 
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I got one of those 3000G units for a few days now, and have yet to post my impressions, but here's the deal....

The competition to this CPU is less the Pentiums of the world, and more stuff like the Ryzen 3 2200G. The significantly more powerful on all front 2200G is relatively cheap these days, sometimes around the 65$ area. Its very hard not to justify the small extra for the big benefit of such upgrade. Its something ull hear again and again in media covering the 3000G
 
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Cool review, pretty much competes against intel pentium. These are pretty much left overs from the first generation of CPU's that proberly did not qualify certain standards.
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the closest thing in price intel has to offer costs $35 more, this thing is a really low entry level processor for people with basically no money for a CPU.
 
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2200G is 59.90 at microcenter (in store pick up) as we speak, you can probably can slap a cpu+mobo combo deal on top of that. Thats twice the cores, twice the iGPU horsepower and better upgradability with a dGPU.

3000G is a a solid nyeh...
 
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I'd really like to know what the market is for these, it cant be for the pre-entry level desktop market can it?
 
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I'd really like to know what the market is for these, it cant be for the pre-entry level desktop market can it?
For kids that want to get a PC to play Minecraft and League of Legends on their 2010 series 1080P TV.
 
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I'd really like to know what the market is for these, it cant be for the pre-entry level desktop market can it?
Africa, India, SE Asia, South America...
People think too much about their home countries when looking at hardware sometimes...
 
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Africa, India, SE Asia, South America...
People think too much about their home countries when looking at hardware sometimes...
Exactly. It's not that rare to see even here in TPU some users with much older hardware even as their daily driver.

I'm pretty sure that someone who gets one of these, knows exactly that a 50 eur/usd CPU can't do miracles, but has a great price/performance ratio.
 
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The competition to this CPU is less the Pentiums of the world, and more stuff like the Ryzen 3 2200G. The significantly more powerful on all front 2200G is relatively cheap these days, sometimes around the 65$ area. Its very hard not to justify the small extra for the big benefit of such upgrade. Its something ull hear again and again in media covering the 3000G
Ryzen 2200G (and it's 3000-series successors) have TDP=65W. They're aimed at low-end, actively cooled PCs.
This Athlon is 35W, which makes it useful for passively cooled SFF PCs, AiO, high-end IoT, NAS.

The more interesting part is... why this even exists. It's a rebranded Athlon 240GE.
As a result 3000-series CPUs currently use all 3 generations of Zen dies. MESS.
 
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The more interesting part is... why this even exists. It's a rebranded Athlon 240GE.
I guess that the unlocked multiplier is one reason, since those 200-series were locked.
 

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Why would you attempt to run an entry level 49$ CPU onto a 570 class motherboard? Perhaps to bios flash one or another but your kind of stupid to buy a premium end motherboard with a 50 dollar CPU.
To have identical test conditions for all CPUs? Also could be an upgrade path, buy a good motherboard now, with a cheap CPU & IGP, and buy a better CPU down the road

I guess they had plenty of samples of this then? :p
Looks like it..
 

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PUBG addicts here pick up i3-9100F and pair it with GTX 1650. Everyone else in the lower end picks a G5400. Will be interesting to see if that changes.
 
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the closest thing in price intel has to offer costs $35 more, this thing is a really low entry level processor for people with basically no money for a CPU.
Intel has a choice of $40-60 Pentium/Celeron chips that compete directly with Athlons.

i3-9100F has 4 cores and doesn't have an IGP, so it's put against (similarly priced) Ryzen 3.
 

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the closest thing in price intel has to offer costs $35 more, this thing is a really low entry level processor for people with basically no money for a CPU.
The i3-9100F is not the closest thing Intel has to compete to this. The G5400 would be, its only $10 more.
 
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I guess that the unlocked multiplier is one reason, since those 200-series were locked.
Who overclocks $50 Athlons?
How much money would you have to spend on a cooler to make the gain noticeable?

The only target group for OCing this SoC I can think of are people who'd want to deliberately burn it. :)
 
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Who overclocks $50 Athlons?
How much money would you have to spend on a cooler to make the gain noticeable?

The only target group for OCing this SoC I can think of are people who'd want to deliberately burn it. :)
I would and probably many other who would get this to a HTPC or something, because why not?

We don't live the era of Socket A anymore when burning a CPU via OC'ing was possible.

edit: It would be cool from Intel to release an unlocked Pentium like the good old G3258.
 
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Nice little CPU for the price. Too bad it isn't at least Zen+. I'd probably take this over a similar Intel offering (4C Atom or 2C/4T Pentium). But for a system I'd really want to use, I guess I would get one of those 100€ R5 2600 or a 50€ R 3 1200.
I'm really looking forward to some Zen 2 APUs, those will give us whole new HTPC / NAS with video out possibilities.

Edit: Hm, no OC power consumption / temperatures?
 
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I honestly want to know, who would really run this A300G on a X570 motherboard?
 
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i9-9100f should be i3-9100f in the review conclusion.
 

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Who overclocks $50 Athlons?
How much money would you have to spend on a cooler to make the gain noticeable?

The only target group for OCing this SoC I can think of are people who'd want to deliberately burn it. :)
Oohhhh remember when this was a thing? That is what I truly miss these days: buying cheap CPU's and overclocking them to the same level as their bigger siblings. That is what I think about when I hear the Athlon name. 2500+ Barton on an Abit NF7-S 2.0 and 512MB RAM...


Anyway, decent! Currently though there are plenty of Ryzen 1200's to be had for <€60. And personally I probably wouldn't buy a dual core for any occasion.
 
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You can get New Ryzen 1500X on Aliexpress for $66 without cooler or $72 with Box cooler with Free shipping ;-).
Nice review, maybe we should have 3000G OC competition so many ppl can participate since the CPU is so cheap and no worries killing it ;-).
 
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too bad you can't overclock it on a320 boards.

also, is this actually using carved out 2400G dies or are they using a special 2 core die (banded kestrel?)
 
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