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Athlon II X3 435 Triple Core Processor


With the ongoing buzz of people worrying about the economy and their own funds, the term “low budget” is becoming  used far more often. Today, we are going to be looking at AMD’s Athlon II X3 435 processor. The Athlon II X3 435 has 1.5MBs of L2 Cache per core and is a 95W (45nm) processor. It supports all the same features found in the rest of the Athlon II processors (X2, X3 and X4 alike). However, AMD’s larger aim is based on it’s price point. With a amazing sub $90 price there should be no reason not to take a second look  at the new Athlon II CPUs, especially if you are on a budget.

Lets not forget about the array of testing ahead. Keep reading to see how the Athlon II X3 435 handled all the testing.

AMD’s Take:

“Do more of the things you want to in less time and enhance your digital life with the multi-core performance and energy efficiency of AMD Athlon™ II processor-based desktop systems. Combined with superior ATI Radeon™ HD graphics technology, systems based on the AMD Athlon™ II processor deliver a vivid visual experience, superior multi-tasking, and exceptional digital media performance with next-generation energy efficiency.”

Features & Benefits

  • Better Multi-Tasking Means Increased Office Productivity
  • Setting the Pace in Digital Media
  • Get more Power using less Power
  • AMD PowerNow!™ Technology (Cool’n’Quiet™ Technology)
  • AMD64 Technology
  • Enhanced Virus Protection*
  • AMD Athlon Processor Architecture Performance
  • HyperTransport™ Technology
  • Ready for the 64-bit future
  • Purchase with Confidence


Model Number/Core Frequency X3 435 / 2.9GHz
Cache Size 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (256KB total L1 per processor)

512KB of L2 data cache per core (1.5MB total L2 per processor)

Process Technology 45-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
HyperTransport™technology links One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 4.0GHz full duplex (2.0GHz x2)
Total Processor-to-System Bandwidth Up to 37.3 GB/s total bandwidth
Types of Memory – PC2-8500 / DDR2-1066MHz

– PC3-10600 / DDR3-1333MHz**

Die Size 169.5 mm² (45nm)
Packaging Socket AM3 938-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)

Let’s have a quick look at the breakdown of the architecture for the Athlon II


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10 Comments... What's your say?

  1. Is this processor good for gaming. I mean playing latest games combined with a 9600GT 1GB. Can I play Battlefield Bad Company 2 on it?

    • yes you can, I play the game at good fps using this cpu. You need a good video card to play this game smoothly. Something like an ATI 4850 will be great.

  2. How is it you say in the introductory paragraph “The Athlon II X3 435 has 1.5MBs of L2 Cache per core…” and then in the Specifications, “512KB of L2 data cache per core (1.5MB total L2 per processor)?” Isn’t that introductory paragraph a bit optimistic?


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