AMD Athlon 200GE: Benchmarking The $60 Zen+Vega Chip

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 5 October 2018. Page 2 of 10. 52 Comments

The processors under test for what I have just wrapped up testing using a near-final Ubuntu 18.10 release included:

- A10-7850K
- A10-7870K
- Athlon X4 950
- Athlon 200GE
- Ryzen 3 1200
- Ryzen 3 1300X
- Ryzen 5 1400
- Ryzen 3 2200G
- Ryzen 5 2400G
- Ryzen 5 2600
- Pentium G3258
- Pentium G4400
- Core i3 2120
- Core i3 4130
- Core i3 7100
- Core i3 8100
- Core i5 2500K
- Core i5 3470
- Core i5 7600K
- Core i5 8400
- Xeon E3-1235L v5

It's quite a diverse range of processors under test based upon the parts I had available for testing at the time on the lower-end of today's hardware spectrum. All of these systems were freshly re-benchmarked using an Ubuntu 18.10 beta state with the Linux 4.18.0-7-generic x86_64 kernel, GNOME Shell 3.30 on X.Org Server 1.20.1, Mesa 18.1.5 built against LLVM 7, GCC 8.2.0 code compiler, and other stock components of the Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish.

The same Crucial MX300 525GB SATA 3.0 SSD was used for benchmarking on all of the systems while obviously there was some variance in the system memory and obviously motherboards across the wide spectrum of hardware tested. Again, the Athlon 200GE was tested with 2 x 4GB DDR4-3000 on the Gigabyte A320M-S2H motherboard and using the onboard Vega 3 graphics with the latest F23 BIOS release running on this micro-ATX $50 motherboard.

Via the Phoronix Test Suite this wide range of benchmarks were facilitated. Beyond the normal "raw" performance benchmarks are also performance-per-dollar metrics for the CPUs still available new (using NewEgg for current pricing data), integrated graphics tests for the CPUs/APUs having such, and also thermal and power consumption data too.

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