As early as at CES 2019, AMD entered the hrombuck market for the first time, presenting budget dual-core A4 and A6 processors. Less than two years have passed, and the lineup has already expanded. Today the company announced the new Athlon 3000C and Ryzen 3000C processors. Processors will have the suffix “C”, meaning that they are versions of standard U-series chips for Chrome OS.
Premium hrombukes are becoming more and more popular, and Ryzen 3000C can meet this demand, and Athlon 3000C processors are designed for middle class devices. At the top of the line is the Ryzen 7 3700C with 15W TDP, which has four cores capable of running eight threads. It is manufactured to the 12-nanometer process standard. The Ryzen 7 3700C also has 10 Radeon cores running at 1400 MHz.
The lineup includes a Ryzen 5 3500C with a lower clock speed and eight Radeon cores running at 1200 MHz, as well as a Ryzen 3 3250C with 14nm Zen architecture instead of Zen+.
The new Athlon 3000C line features the Athlon Gold 3150C with two processor cores that can run four threads and three Radeon cores running at 1100 MHz. Athlon Silver 3050C is a dual-core with two threads. Both Athlon processors are built on Zen architecture.
At the presentation, AMD also said that in 2020 the market will be six new models of chromboke from HP, Asus and Lenovo.