Upcoming AMD budget APU Athlon Gold Pro 4150GE hits nearly 3.8 GHz on CPU-Z
Low-end processors with a sub-US$200 price tag are often frowned upon by gamers and enthusiasts, and manufacturers also put most of their effort into more profitable chips like AMD's well-known Ryzen lineup of CPUs. However, the California-based chipmaker is apparently preparing to launch an affordable budget APU under the venerable Athlon branding.
While pictures and the technical specifications of the new AMD Athlon Gold Pro 4150GE have already been leaked earlier this month, the very first benchmark entry of this new budget processor has now been spotted by Tom's Hardware. This entry confirms the alleged Zen 2 quad-core design and clock frequency of up to 3.8 GHz, but it also shows that the AMD Athlon Gold Pro 4150GE scored 460 points in the single-core and a respectable 1,785 points in the multi-core CPU-Z benchmark.
This means that AMD's new Renoir-based processor for the AM4 socket can compete with Intel's low-end Core i3-10100F and the i3-9100F CPUs, while the integrated 3rd Gen Vega GPU with five CUs and a clock frequency of 1,500 MHz should provide a fairly significant graphics performance boost over its immediate predecessor, the AMD Athlon Gold Pro 3150GE. As the inclusion of the Pro moniker already indicates, this new AMD Athlon Gold Pro 4150GE APU will also support some advanced security and management features which are mostly used in enterprise settings. The exact price and release date of AMD's latest budget chip are still unknown at this point in time.