AMD just announced the Athlon PRO family of processors, together with the consumer-grade “regular” AMD Athlon APU with Radeon Vega Graphics. This new processor is basically the AMD Athlon APU with enterprise-grade security and reliability features.
In this article, we will share with you the official AMD tech briefing on the AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics APUs, including the official slides, and other details.
Don’t forget to check out the Official AMD Athlon APU with Radeon Vega Graphics Tech Briefing and the Official 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO Desktop CPU Tech Briefing!
The Official AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics Tech Briefing
Let’s start with the official Athlon PRO tech briefing by David Tjong, AMD Product Marketing Manager. This is an improved video that we created with larger, sharper slides and gaps removed. Enjoy!
AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics
The AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics is what AMD calls an Accelerated Processing Unit, because it combines a processor with a graphics processor in a single die.
In the Athlon PRO’s case, it is basically a cut-down version of the AMD Ryzen PRO APUs launched in May 2018 – a combination of a Ryzen CPU with a Radeon Vega graphics processor, with enterprise-grade security and reliability features.
Most of the built-in security features are already part of the consumer-grade AMD Athlon APU. The PRO version adds on quality assurances and warranty, as well as manageability features for businesses and enterprises.
AMD Athlon PRO 200GE
AMD officially launched only one PRO APU on 6 September 2018 – the AMD Athlon PRO 200GE with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics. It has exactly the same performance characteristics as the consumer-grade AMD Athlon 200GE APU.
The Athlon PRO 200GE has two Zen processor cores that is capable of handling four simultaneous threads, with three Radeon Vega Graphics compute units. It has a fixed 3.2 GHz clock speed, with a 35 W TDP. It comes with a 1 MB L2 cache and a 4 MB L3 cache.
Where Does The AMD Athlon PRO Fit In?
The AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics is meant to be a basic processor option with basic graphics capabilities.
It slots in below the AMD Ryzen 3 PRO models, and competes directly against the Intel Pentium G4560, which AMD notes, uses more power and lacks Intel vPro security and manageability features.
With just two Zen cores and three Vega CUs, it’s definitely not meant for serious graphics or video work. But it will be more than powerful enough to power an office PC. In fact, AMD sees it powering a new slew of thin and compact desktop PCs.
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