AMD appears to have released an entry-level Athlon Gold PRO 4150GE in the Asia-Pacific market that will feature the base Zen 2 architecture.
AMD Athlon Gold PRO 4150E APU comes with 4 Zen 2 processors and 5 Vega GPU cores, up to 3.7 GHz at 35 W
It has been a long time since AMD hit the entry-level desktop processor segment. Their Zen 3 Ryzen 5000X and 5000G ranges have been all but Ryzen 5 and beyond with a few Ryzen 3 parts going to the OEM segment. It looks like AMD is finally preparing a new entry-level solution in the form of a new Athlon part. The Athlon Gold 4000 series was also rumored around mid-2021, so it looks like we’re close to launch.
Starting with the specs, the AMD Athlon Gold PRO 4150GE is based on the Zen 2 core architecture and has 4 cores / 4 threads. It has a base frequency of 3.3 GHz and boosts up to 3.7 GHz. The chip contains 4MB of L2 cache and has an operating TDP of 35W since it is a “GE” part. A standard “G” SKU can also be started with a TDP of 50 to 65 W.
The exceptional upgrade, outside of the base Zen 2 architecture, is the addition of 3rd generation Vega GPU cores. The AMD Athlon Gold PRO 4150GE not only contains the third iteration of the Vega integrated graphics card, but also comes with more compute units. There are 5 compute units or 320 cores on the APU which operate at 1500 MHz. For comparison, the Athlon Gold PRO 3150GE housed only 3 CPUs and operated at 1100 MHz. Other than that, the chip will support socket AM4 and keep support for DDR4-3200.
As this is a PRO part, the AMD Athlon Gold 4150GE will likely be an original OEM part, but as we have seen with previous versions of the APU, the Asia-Pacific market should also experience a DIY launch. The chip is currently sold from Ali Express for US $ 118.29, which is a pretty steep price to pay for a chip of this level, but this is also expected as Ali Express is not an official seller of AMD and third-party vendors can charge whatever they want for this chip. We’ll probably see this chip in OEM PCs sooner or later at much better prices.