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Introducing the Reimagined AMD Athlon Processor

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From the size of a credit card to the size of a small refrigerator, today’s PCs come in all shapes and sizes. Some of those PCs just do homework, while others help us understand the mysteries of the cosmos. And it goes without saying that you can buy a PC for practically any price, too. The point is: there’s a lot of choice out there. Which one is right for you?

Digging through all those choices to find the right one can be a hassle. But it doesn’t have to be. A computer powered by the reimagined AMD Athlon™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics can be the perfect all ‘rounder: snappy, quiet, reliable, and ready to handle work or play.

AMD Athlon processors have been trusted for nearly 20 years to enable a satisfying experience in computers used by families, offices, and anyone else who just needs an affordable and uncomplicated PC that gets things done. This year, we redesigned Athlon with 2018 technologies to make it better than ever, and you can experience it for yourself starting September 18th with the AMD Athlon 200GE CPU.

So, what makes the AMD Athlon 200GE so great? Let's take a look.

Picture1.pngAMD “Zen” Architecture

Every automobile has a motor that was thoughtfully designed over many years by hundreds of engineers, and every processor has an architecture. Ours is called “Zen.” The AMD Athlon processor with the “Zen” architecture was built according to high-performance design principles that will help you avoid unwanted lag, slowdowns, freezes, or sluggishness in the latest applications.

Radeon™ Vega Graphics

Smooth scrolling in a browser, quick editing of photos, a responsive user interface in Windows®, and fluid video playback are just some of the graphically rich things we expect our PCs to do these days. Such tasks require a strong graphics processor, and AMD Athlon has one inside: the Radeon Vega graphics processor. Athlon’s Radeon Vega graphics naturally breeze through the tasks you expect, but it truly shines when asked for more: like playing modern PC games enjoyed by 150,000,000 other gamers!1 The AMD Athlon 200GE processor represents an affordable and performant way to start with top games like DOTA® 2, League of Legends™, Overwatch™, or CS: GO™.

Reliability and Security

Current market research suggests that the average consumer will own a PC for about 4.5 years before considering an upgrade. Consumers need a PC filled with trusted components ready for the years ahead. At AMD, we’re doing our part with the Athlon™ processor.

Cool and Quiet: The 2018 AMD Athlon processor is five years in the making, with an eco-focused design that enables responsive performance with very little energy usage. That low energy usage can help your PC run cooler and quieter, giving you a reliability edge.

Security Features: AMD Athlon™ Processors support security-first technologies like AMD Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP), Windows® Defender Antivirus, and Windows® Secure Boot to shrink your PC’s exposure to viruses and malicious applications. These “peace of mind” capabilities block certain types of harmful programs at the source to transparently enable a more secure operating environment from the moment you start your system.

Get AMD Athlon™ Today

If you need an affordable and modern PC for your kid, the family, a home theater, or a small office, you can a get a leg up on that build starting September 18th with the AMD Athlon™ 200GE Processor and an AMD A320-based motherboard for around $100 USD at your favorite PC parts retailer.2  But if you’re not comfortable building your own PC, that’s okay: affordable pre-built systems with the AMD Athlon 200GE are on the way, too.

Regardless of what you choose, the AMD Athlon Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics will bring 2018’s best technologies to your PC with plenty of performance to handle work or play.

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Robert Hallock is a senior technical marketing guy for AMD's Processor division. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.


1. 12.6 million players for DOTA® 2, 100 million players for League of Legends™ via SUPERDATA “Market Brief – 2017 Digital Games & Interactive Media Year In Review”. Rocket League™ player count of 40 million users via official Rocket League Twitter account.

2. AMD Athlon 200GE SEP of $55 USD, plus AMD A320 motherboard starting at $49.99 on and, as of 8/23/2018.