AMD has quietly released two brand new Zen-based (14nm) mobile processors called the 3015e and 3020e. Both processors are made for entry-level notebooks, which are catered specifically for light usage such as web browsing, writing emails, creating documents and spreadsheets, along with streaming HD videos.
AMD 3015e and 3020e Mobile Processors
Both the AMD 3015e and 3020e notebook processors will firstly be made available alongside Lenovo’s education-oriented 100e and 300e notebooks. Additionally, both aforementioned entry-level processors feature dual CPU cores, four threads and a base clock speed of 1.2GHz. Moreover, these processors also feature Radeon Vega 3 graphics, which feature three cores running at 600MHz.
AMD’s new entry-level offerings were probably introduced to compete against Intel’s Atom and Celeron family of CPUs. Interestingly, benchmarks by AMD show the 3015e outperforming the Celeron N4120 on Cinebench 1t, PCMark and 3DMark synthetic benchmarks. Those aside, for those looking for a capable and affordable notebook, keep an eye out for those powered with AMD’s “e-series” mobile processors.