Three cores... so... Tri-Athlon?
AMD in its press release said that its Athlon II X2 240e processor "performs up to 70 percent better in media and entertainment benchmarks and delivers a processor cost saving of over $40 when compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo E7400…"
Particularly of interest today is the new Athlon II X3 triple core CPU, which we've explored in depth in our feature review.
The company further pointed out that the Athlon II X3 435 processor "delivers processor cost savings of over $100 while providing up to 75 percent better media and entertainment performance when compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500."
The rest of the Athlon II line up looks like this:
In our final analysis, we found AMD's new Athlon II X3 435 as the best budget CPU for the dollar available at stock clock rates. Click here to read our feature review.