AMD Athlon 3000G Cinebench R15 - Multi-Threaded

Budget-low-power Desktop processor released in 2019 with 2 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.5GHz, max speed at 3.5GHz, and a 35W power rating. Athlon 3000G is based on the Raven Ridge 14nm family and part of the Athlon series.
Price 88.4%
Speed 60%
Productivity 50%
Gaming 76%

AMD Athlon 3000G Rendering Benchmarks

Rendering tests are a long-time favorite of reviewers and benchmarkers, as the code used by rendering packages is usually highly optimized to squeeze every little bit of performance out. Sometimes rendering programs end up being heavily memory dependent as well - when you have that many threads flying about with a ton of data, having low latency memory can be key to everything. Here we take a few of the usual rendering packages under Windows 10, as well as a few new interesting benchmarks.

AMD Athlon 3000G Cinebench R15

Cinebench R15 - Multi-Threaded
Athlon 3000G Cinebench R15 - Multi-Threaded Performance

The Athlon 3000G sits between Core i3-6100 and Core i3-4370. It is 1% lower than the Core i3-6100 while being 0.3% higher than the Core i3-4370. The Athlon 3000G's performance earns it the 59th place. Overall, the Athlon 3000G is an average performer with its 2-cores and 4-threads in this benchmark.

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Critics Reviews

The Athlon 3000G ($49 MSRP, but selling everywhere at this writing for $55 to $65) is AMD's newest entry in its economy desktop processor line, but in truth the 3000G is mostly old CPU wine in a ...
The Athlon 3000G is very efficient, pushing total system usage to just 58 watts in the Blender benchmark. That’s a 12% increase over the 200GE but 23% less than the Pentium G4560.
The Athlon 3000G ($49 MSRP, but selling everywhere at this writing for $55 to $65) is AMD's newest entry in its economy desktop processor line, but in truth the 3000G is mostly old CPU wine in a ...
AMD Athlon 3000G is the new low cost APU of AMD that we present today in our review. A product that comes to replace the previous AMD Athlon 200GE model with higher clock speeds and Overclock option. This processor for computers with a tight budget allows us to set up a system to work on the desktop, surf the internet, play 4K HDR videos and play lightly titles with a certain level of demand ...
AMD Athlon 3000G review Looking for an affordable processor that will cover your browsing needs including an integrated graphics unit?, hey, AMD might just have the perfect value proc available.
The AMD Athlon 3000G, $50 of low end Overclock power (Game benchmarks) - Duration: 10:31. LowSpecGamer 124,501 views. 10:31.
AMD's Athlon 3000G is the dream of every entry-level system builder. Priced at only $49, it offers four threads, integrated Vega graphics, and an unlocked multiplier. We overclocked it beyond 4 GHz with minimal voltage increases, and memory support has improved, too.
The Athlon 3000G is a dual-core part with SMT-enabled, so it has four threads active and 512 KB L2 cache per core and 4 MB shared L3 cache. The base clock is 3.50 GH, in fact it is matching the 240GE.
AMD released their Athlon 3000G alongside their new Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd-gen Ryzen Threadripper last November 29th and alongside these CPUs also came the Athlon 3000G. Following the success of the Athlon 220GE the 240GE, the Athlon 3000G looks to update entry-level consumers with a more fresh processor.
Athlon 3000G easily passes the test by giving concrete 60 fps on high settings Full HD resolution making the gameplay butter smooth. Courtesy of To conclude, the reviewer closes the topic by showing temperature results taken from 3D Mark maximum tests. The maximum temperature of APU package has reached up to 62 degrees Celcius.

Related Comments

GamegangsterBG June 25, 2020
Should I use Vega 3 or GTS 450 2GB?
I am building a new pc with Athlon 3000g and A320M-H. From my old pc I have a GTS 450 with 2GB VRAM, my question is which one should I use Vega 3 or GTS 450 2GB?
puw2 September 25, 2017
Use the GTS 450 from your old build you'll get better performance compared to the Vega 3 iGPU
DRaelrich June 12, 2020
New x470 Taichi Ultimate won't post
I'm essentially rebuilding my PC. Components are as follows:

Motherboard: ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate
CPU: RYZEN 5 3600
GPU: Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 5500 XT
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
PSU: Antec NeoECO 620W
Storage: Samsung 860 QVO 1TB Solid State Drive
Case: NZXT H510

I put these pieces together, powered the thing on, and... the machine powered up, the LEDs started a slow pulse, but the screen stayed dark. After a moment of the fans whirring, the machine powered off, only to power itself back on again. This continued indefinitely until I turned off the power myself and messaged some friends.

The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed what I came to learn: the x470 needs a BIOS update before it can deal with the Ryzen 3000 series. Rather than wait for the process to get a boot kit from AMD, I opted to just buy a cheap older CPU from Newegg. A few days later I installed an AMD Athlon 3000G and tried to start it up... only to have the same cycle, except this time the LED numbers at the bottom of the board gave me what appeared to be a 61 error code.

From what I've read that's a chipset initialization error, so I pulled the CMOS battery, waited for an hour, replaced it and hit reset, to no change. So far, what I've tried:

-CMOS reset button
-CMOS physical battery removal
-reseating all power cables and data cables
-removing one RAM stick and reseating a single stick in each of the four slots
-removing both RAM sticks
-Reseating CPU
-Reseating GPU
-Removing GPU (tried to cover every single base imaginable here)

My IT friends were at a loss. They decided that it had to be a defect with the motherboard, and the only available option left was to replace it. But something is nagging at me. Am I missing something?

photos of the rig and the error code:
boju July 07, 2008
Do you have a PC service centre near you? There would be a fee to update Bios for you but shouldn't be much. Could be more convenient for you this way and return the 3000G.
Bob cook June 04, 2020
Does msi a320m-A pro work with athlon 300ge?
I'm going to build a pc but in a £200 budget. Will the msi a320m- A pro work with the athlon 300ge? Or will the gigabyte a320m-S2H work with the athlon 3000g, or will it need a bios update?
These are my parts:
AMD Athlon 3000g
Msi A320m-A pro ( or gigabyte a320m-S2H)
Patriot signature premium 2666mhz 1×8gb
WD Blue 500gb Hard drive
EG MN25 Micro atx case
Kolink core series 400w
Wolfshadw August 03, 2006
MSI A320M-A Pro CPU Support List - The Athlon 300GE is not supported on this motherboard. The Athlon 3000G is supported. It does not appear that a BIOS update would be required for that processor.

Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H CPU Support List - The Athlon 3000G is supported on this board with BIOS version F40 installed. Not knowing what BIOS version is installed on the board you receive, assume that a BIOS update would be required.

-Wolf sends
Cirices April 21, 2020
8gb installed but 6gb useable
Hello, I've installed Windows in my new PC and it recognizes 6gb but I have 8 (2x4gb). Is it possible that the 2gb left are being used by the Athlon 3000g for it's integrated graphic?

EDIT: in Radeon Software Adrenaline, when I check the VRAM utilization it says "xxx of 2048 mb"
rgd1101 November 07, 2011
it using for the igpu
Insane Potatoz January 28, 2020
Cheap m-ATX mobo for 3000g?
Hello everyone, I just have a quick question:
What is he cheapest micro ATX motherboard I can get that supports the athlon 3000g out of the box?
NightHawkRMX January 01, 2018
No, not necessarily. It may not have a BIOS update and refuse to boot with a 3000g.

The only Ryzen 3xxx compatible motherboards that will not need a bios update would be any X570, Any MSI B450/A320 MAX, or one specific Asrock B450 model.

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard | MSI A320M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $54.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $54.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 15:23 EST-0500 |
This is the cheapest M-arx board that will work without bios update, but it is A320 so no overclocking.
PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $74.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $74.98
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 15:36 EST-0500 |
Next cheapest. This one is B450 so it can oc.
qwertytam January 25, 2020
New Build - no POST, no beeps
So trying to build a new AMD based system, but having no such luck - the power LED and CPU fan turns on, but no POST beeps or BIOS screen. Specs and list of things I've tried below. Any suggestions?

Specifications (all parts are brand new unless noted otherwise):
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200
MB: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H
CPU Cooling: Stock AMD fan
PSU: Corsair CX-430M (used from another system)
Generic system speaker

With this combination I get the power LED and CPU fan turning on, but nothing beeps, nada

What I've tried:
Different motherboard (Asrock B450M Pro 4)
Different CPU (AMD Athlon 3000G)
Different PSU (Corsair CS-550M, used from another system)
Different system speak (speaker works ok in another PC)
Removing CMOS battery for ~30 mins and then reinstalling
Resetting CMOS jumper
The pinned diagnostic list from 2009 in this forum

So, I've tried different combinations of MB, CPU, PSU, CMOS, system speaker and nothing The only thing I haven't changed is the system builder i.e. me🙄

Any suggestions on what I'm missing?
rgd1101 November 07, 2011
ryzen 3 1200 don't have igpu
probably need bios update to support athlon 3000g
Matthew_198 January 16, 2020
Guidance needed about building home server
We're looking to build a home server to be used for, steam web cache, file server (local and internet) and ripping and hosting Blu-ray's.

The hardware we're thinking about at the moment is:
CPU: athlon 3000g
Ram: 2 4gb ddr4 Storage: 10 600gb 15k sas + 120gb ssd
Motherboard: Asus b450m micro ATX am4
Raid card: adeptec asr-71605

I have a few questions...

Firstly, does that hardware list look suitable for what we need to do. Do we need a more powerful CPU?

Also I'm considering creating a virtual machine for the steam web cache to separate it from the file server. Is this a good idea?
Do I need to buy another network card for it?
How would that work with the Raid card?
Is there also any safe way to port forward so we can access the file server over the internet?

Sorry that there's so many questions.
I would appreciate any guidance and opinions
kanewolf May 29, 2013
Do you currently have ANY home server? You are starting with SAS drives. Which is probably WAY overkill. Your gigabit network is the limiting factor. Even if you can get used SAS drives cheap, they tend to be smaller than what is available in SATA. You have 10TB of storage. Three 8TB SATA drives can provide that in RAID5 and 4 in RAID10. SAS also has the problem of finding suitable replacement drives for any future failures.
Bodybody123 December 04, 2019
is the new athlon 3000g and 1660 bottleneck?
So i just heard the new athlon 3000ge which is perfect for my needs, i probably used it as my programming station and play some esports titles like csgo, and i just wondering if i paired it with gtx 1660 super will it bottlenecking? And if it is bottleneck can someone recommend me which graphics card should i pick thank you
DSzymborski November 19, 2010
Honestly, a 1660 Super is pushing it. These are budget CPUs and unless you're going to upgrade to something a little more ambitious, I don't think I'd see a huge benefit much past a 1650.