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New Triple Core Athlon IIs Are Great Value CPUs

AMD today introduced several new Athlon II processors that strike hard on the value proposition. In fact, the better 'bang for your buck' angle is one that AMD took by comparing to Intel's offerings.

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.

  • ominous prime
    It's a good cpu for the budget sector of the market, also anyone else read the title and think it said "New Triple Core Athlon Is Are Great Value CPUs"? lol
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  • I think that unless your hitting 3 ghz.... it's not that impressive :P

    but looks like good prices, what are overclock possibilities ??
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  • ssalim
    Ominous PrimeIt's a good cpu for the budget sector of the market, also anyone else read the title and think it said "New Triple Core Athlon Is Are Great Value CPUs"? lol
    No, I read it as IIs.
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  • Jerky_san
    I'm really liking the power consumption.. an X4 2.3ghz with 45w? I'm freaken there for an HTPC or other low power consuming pcs..
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  • amnotanoobie
    Jerky_sanI'm really liking the power consumption.. an X4 2.3ghz with 45w? I'm freaken there for an HTPC or other low power consuming pcs..
    45W isn't its power consumption, it is its Thermal Design Power. The review here indicated that it consumes 71W at idle with a Asus MA4785TD-V EVO board.
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  • cryogenic
    65 Watt has always been the sweet spot for me (lower noise, smaller cooler, lower consumption) ... but those 45 Watt quad cores look really nice, me wonders about their overclocking potential ?
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  • spongebob
    Nice Ad.
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  • Rock_n_Rolla
    Sounds like a fast phased Tri-Athlon to me and with a less pricey sweat. :)
    It provides up to 75 percent better media and entertainment performance when compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 as AMD pointed? Its nice to hear that!
    Let's all wait and see for its benchies.
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  • _SirO_
    so, we have nice desktop 45W Quad-Cores, and what about mobile CPU's?

    X4 mobile @ 2GHz / 25W would certainly get me.....
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  • scook9
    So why aren't there any good amd CPU's for notebooks if they can achieve these power envelopes?
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