The AMD Athlon 3000G desktop APU unit is not a modern piece, but it seems that the company still assigns an important role to it in the segment of entry-level desktop processors, where since then there has not really been a suitable challenger to it. The APU unit in question has been on the market for about four years, and it seems that customers can count on it for a while longer, at least the fact that the AMD team has equipped the entry-level product with a new box design suggests this.
In terms of basics, it is a processor with a 14 nm bandwidth, two processor cores and four threads thanks to SMT support, which ticks at a core clock of 3.5 GHz, but did not receive boost support. The Socket AM4 desktop APU unit with dual-channel DDR4-2667 MHz memory support received a Radeon Vega 3 type iGPU with a total of 3 CU blocks, which can work at a clock speed of 1.1 GHz. The product has a total of 1 MB of L2 Cache and a total of 4 MB of L3 Cache, and the TDP limit is only 35 W, i.e. it is not difficult to cool it properly.
The new box:
There are actually two editions of the Athlon 3000G, which perform the same and have the same parameters. The YD3000C6FHBOX version is built around the Picasso chip and supports Windows 11, while the YD3000C6FBBOX version already uses the Raven Ridge chip and does not officially have Windows 11 support, at least this is the image that has developed over the past few years. It is said that very few of the FB version were made and were mainly released in Asia, on the other hand, the FH edition is much more widespread, it is also listed on AMD’s official website. The two versions are also mentioned on Gigabyte’s official website, and you can find them on many forums, mostly because some users run into problems due to the lack of Windows 11 support, for which they ask for help and information.
Based on the new OPN code, the updated package is labeled YD3000C6FHSBX, which means that it will also contain the FH version chip based on Picasso, which will also solve Windows 11 support. The new box comes with a minimalist design: both the Athlon and ZEN logos have disappeared compared to the previous one, and instead we can see an AMD logo. In addition to the exterior of the box, the interior has also changed, as according to the news, a more recent development has been added to the package instead of the previously used processor cooler.
The old packaging:
The fact that the four-year-old product still received new packaging means that AMD is still counting on it, which means that it is unlikely that there will be a new development based on more solid foundations at the entry level. On the desktop front, the ZEN 4 architecture is currently the latest, but it seems that there are still plenty of ZEN chips in stock to keep the Athlon 3000G on the market for a while longer.
By the way, this segment has already received an update in the form of the Athlon Gold 3150G, Athlon Gold 3150GE, and Athlon Silver 3050GE, but these ZEN+-based products were not officially sold in a boxed form, they are only available to OEM partners. The Athlon 3000G will continue to play a leading role at the entry level for a while, but it will hopefully get a successor built on newer foundations in the future, as the stockpiles of ZEN-based chips begin to empty. The entry-level APU in question is currently It is available in OEM design.
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