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AMD's evergreen Athlon lives on as a bridge to Zen chips

Agam Shah | March 2, 2016
AMD hopes its new Athlon processor will bring low-end gaming momentum to its upcoming Zen-based chips.

"We may not be the fastest, but we can be extremely capable for the dollar," Woligroski said.

The company opted not to use the latest Excavator architecture for the new Athlon chip, as it provides less flexibility for overclocking and the use of multiple cores --  features that address gamer needs, Woligroski said.

 

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