AMD Athlon II X3 450 

Released September, 2010
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Tri core
1.4 Out of 10

It's truly stunning value for money when you compare it to Intel's pricey dual-core processors.
by Tech Radar (Jan, 2011)
If you get unlucky and the fourth core doesn't fly, performance is still decent in the context of such an affordable processor.
by Tech Radar (Jan, 2011)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Athlon II X3 450 among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Athlon II X3 450
6.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Athlon II X3 450
6.2
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Athlon II X3 450
0.0
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Athlon II X3 450
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Athlon II X3 450
2.7
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Athlon II X3 450
n.d.
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

1.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Athlon II X3 450
1.4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon II X3 450

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X3 450
4,354
Core i7 6700K
17,551

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X3 450
1,632
Core i7 6700K
4,512.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X3 450
128,950 MB/s
Core i5 6200U
3,620 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
5,990 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X3 450
4,231
Core i7 6700K
17,169

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X3 450
6,308

GeekBench

Athlon II X3 450
6,308
Core i7 6700K
17,169

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon II X3 450
2,625

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon II X3 450
1,060

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Athlon II X3 450


8.0
We should point out that there are absolutely no guarantees when it comes to unlocking cores in AMD processors.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

With the fourth core unlocked and the chip clocked up to 3.6GHz, this processor is ludicrously quick for a sub-£60 CPU.
by Tech Radar (Jan, 2011)

Multicore

But perhaps its most intriguing feature is a hidden fourth core.
by Tech Radar (Jan, 2011)

Price

But then it does cost less than one third the price.
by Tech Radar (Jan, 2011)

Performance

The harsh truth about the AMD Athlon II X3 450 is that it only exists because AMD is currently struggling to compete with Intel for raw processor performance.
by Tech Radar (Jan, 2011)

Type of CPU

In the meantime, AMD is forced to scrounge for scraps at the budget end of the market.
by Tech Radar (Jan, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.2 GHz
Cores Tri core
Socket type
  1. AM3
  2. Super 7
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. SSE4a
  2. 3DNow!
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE
  5. MMX
  6. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 39.59 $/year
Performance per watt 1.23 pt/W
Idle power consumption 64.3W
Peak power consumption 129.5W
Typical power consumption 113.2W

bus

Clock speed 100 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 3 threads
L2 cache 1.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.17 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Max CPUs 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 16
Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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