AMD reveals details of Athlon 220GE and 240GE CPUs with Radeon Vega 3 graphics
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Computer users looking for a budget-level CPU now have two new choices thanks to AMD. The chip-makers have launched the 220GE and 240GE processors to join the already released 200GE. The two new processors offer slightly quicker base clocks when compared to the 200GE: The 200GE has a base clock of 3.2 GHz, while the 220GE has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and the 240GE offers 3.5 GHz.
Apart from the differences in base clock speeds and prices, there is little else separating the trio. All of them feature three Radeon Vega 3 graphics compute units and all have a TDP of 35 W. Each processor has two CPU cores and four threads. AMD claims that the new releases will offer “reliable computing” for “out-of-the-box 720p gaming.”
The new 200GE series of chips can handle not too demanding games at generally lower settings. For instance, Fortnite was tested with the 200GE variant and 49 FPS was measured on low settings (720p). DOTA 2 also recorded a more than playable result with 65 FPS on low settings (720p). The 220GE and 240GE are not unlocked for overclocking, even though there has been an instance of the 200GE variant being overclocked. Considering the low prices of the AMD processors, gamers on a tight budget now have some enticing new options to consider.
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