10.11.2018

Athlon 200GE review (passive mode)



Damon Bailey over at ProClockers was able to review the latest Athlon inside Streacom's best-selling FC8 case, and the 35W APU is a keeper.

"For media purposes, it’s hard to get much better. The $60 processor sips a tiny amount of power but thanks to Vega’s built-in Video Core Next ASIC, the Athlon 200GE can chew through video decoding and playback tasks without breaking a sweat. It’s nice to see hardware decode of VP9 supported finally since Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and other streaming services use it heavily.

AMD has a really fun little CPU here. It’s awesome to be able to easily have a 0dB system for home theater as well as be able to slide in some light duty gaming when you aren’t working or surfing the web."

Source: ProClockers