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Athlon is the brand name applied to a series of x86-compatible microprocessors designed and manufactured by Advanced Micro Devices. The original Athlon was the first seventh-generation x86 processor and was the first desktop processor to reach speeds of one gigahertz. It made its debut as AMD’s high-end processor brand on June 23, 1999. Over the years AMD has used the Athlon name with the 64-bit Athlon 64 architecture, the Athlon II, and Accelerated Processing Unit chips targeting the Socket AM1 desktop SoC architecture, and Socket AM4 Zen microarchitecture. The modern Zen-based Athlon with a Radeon Graphics processor was introduced in 2019 as AMD’s highest-performance entry-level processor. Athlon comes from the Ancient Greek ἆθλον meaning “contest”, or “prize of a contest”, or “place of a contest; arena”.