If this morning we were talking about the arrival of the Ryzen 4000G APUs, which are finally exclusive to pre-assembled equipment, so we do not care anymore, it is better to focus on three low-end processors that were also announced, the AMD Athlon Gold 3150G, AMD Athlon Gold 3150GE and AMD Athlon Silver 3050GE.
As the name itself indicates, the Athlon Gold arrives to unseat the Pentium Gold, while the Athlon Silver arrives to do the same with Intel Celeron CPUs that today we do not even know why they continue to be sold.
The AMD Athlon Gold 3150G is a 4-core 4-wire processor (Zen + @ 12nm) at a Base / Turbo frequency of 3.50 / 3.90 GHz with 6 MB of L3 cache, Radeon Vega 3 graphics (192 SPs) and a TDP of 65W, while the Athlon Gold 3150GE is a low power consumption type which reaches 3.30 / 380 GHz with a TDP of 35W, and both support DDR4 @ 2933 MHz memory.
Its direct rivals are the Pentium Gold G5600 and Pentium Gold G5400 respectively. These CPUs offer 2 cores + 4 threads @ 3.90 GHz / 3.30 GHz with 4 MB of cache and share a 54W TDP. Unfortunately, the company did not offer any performance comparisons.
The AMD Athlon Silver 3050GE offers 2 cores + 4 threads (Zen @ 14nm) @ 3.40 GHz with 5 MB cache, 192 SPs, a 35W TDP and with DDR4 @ 2667 MHz memory support. This compares to an Intel Celeron G4930 with 2 cores + 2 threads @ 3.20 GHz with 2 MB of cache and a TDP of 54W.
If these are the direct rivals when it comes to prices, they should cost the same or very similar, so the Athlon Gold 3150G should be around 70 euros, the Athlon Gold 3150GE the 57 euros, and Athlon Silver 3050GE the 35 euros.