AMD has just announced its new entry-level processors 3015e and 3020e, aimed at the educational market. The great highlight of the new chips is the use of the 14nm Zen architecture, which despite being relatively old, offers great leaps in performance and efficiency when compared to predecessors and even rivals in the same segment.
The AMD 3015e is the most basic of the two chips, bringing 2 cores and 4 threads, with base clocks of 1.2 GHz and boost of 2.3 GHz, with 5MB of cache and support for a 1600MHz DDR4 RAM module. Despite not detailing the GPU, the company also promises high performance with a 600MHz Radeon, which also promises a high advantage over rivals.
The manufacturer compared its new chip with the Intel Celeron N4120, rival of the blue team with 4 cores and 4 threads and UHD Graphics 600 GPU running at 700MHz, obtaining results up to 36% higher in CPU tests performed in Cinebench and up to 24% better in graphics in 3DMark.
Meanwhile, the AMD 3020e offers some more features than its most basic variant, even though it contains only 2 cores and 2 threads. Here, we have clocks between 1.2GHz and 2.6GHz, with the same 5MB of cache, but up to 2 modules of DDR4 RAM at 2400MHz. The GPU also receives an upgrade, bringing 3 cores and speeds up to 1000MHz.
Following its partnership with Lenovo, which has already debuted the new Threadripper Pro, in addition to launching new notebooks equipped with Ryzen processors, the new AMD 3015e and 3020e will debut soon on the newly announced second generation Lenovo 100e and Lenovo 200e.
Both devices, also geared towards students, take advantage of the features of the chips with Wi-Fi 6, 2-in-1 design and stylus, with prices starting at US $ 219 (~ R $ 1,165). There is still no information on a possible launch of the devices in Brazil.