The AMD 3015e and 3020e processors have been quietly added to the brand’s low-end offerings. Both new processors are based on the company’s current Zen architecture and have a default thermal design point (TDP) of 6W. The AMD 3015e and 3020e also include Radeon Vega 3 graphics again for inexpensive laptops. You will get two cores of processing power in this configuration. AMD 3015e has already been selected by Lenovo for its latest education-focused notebook – Lenovo 100e 2nd Gen and Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen.
Both the AMD 3015e and 3020e come with two CPU cores at a base clock speed of 1.2GHz with four threads. There are also three cores of Radeon Vega 3 graphics at 600MHz frequency. The chips are based on AMD’s Zen architecture and are designed using 14nm CMOS technology.
In terms of differences, the AMD 3015e has a maximum boost clock speed of up to 2.3GHz, while the AMD 3020e can be clocked up to 2.6MHz. The AMD 3020e has dual-channel DDR4 support at 2,400MHz frequency, while the base option, the AMD 3015e, has single channel DDR4 support at 1,600MHz. In addition, both new chips have DisplayPort and HDMI support as well as a PCIe 3.0 interface.
AMD’s move with the new processor is expected to give a tough competition to Intel’s entry-level Atom chips. The latter has so far managed to dominate the market for low-cost Windows laptops.