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AMD Athlon II X3 415e 2.5GHz



AMD has recently started shipping a few new Athlon processors expanding their line-up for greater competition. One of the sections that AMD expanded, was their energy efficient Triple-Core processors, that offer considerable performance, while only losing 45W of power (compared to 95W of their faster Athlons). Today, we have one of their new low power processors, the Athlon II X3 415e 2.5GHz. We’ll show you how much power you can get on such little power, after the break.

AMD’s Take

“Do more in less time with amazing multi-core performance at a great price

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.”


  • 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
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19 Comments... What's your say?

  1. hi buddy… i just wanted to say that my msie is freezing when I click on the pics… are you using some js or something?

  2. This is just blatant PR for AMD. Complete waste of time as a review.

    • Max Power (I can only assume that is a reference to the Simpsons from the episode where Homer changes his name and becomes popular),

      Unfortunately, we do not have any preference for any company and the simple fact is that AMD made a worthwhile product. We are not a PR Agency and do not act as such, although if you’re looking for a good PR agency to represent you, I would suggest The Max Borges PR Agency. If Intel would like to have a comparison done against this processor, they are more than welcome to send what they feel is their equivalent product. Our job here is simple. We build a rig, using random parts. We do NOT, under any circumstances, use specialized installs, manufacturer suggested parts, or any thing that would manipulate results in any way. If you see different results on other sites, it is likely that they have different computer builds. If a computer build has only one slight difference, it could skew the results drastically in either direction. This is why it is important that you take information from multiple sources, and can only use the average of what you find to make an assumption of product performance, before purchasing a computer.

      • I say it is worthless as a review because:
        1) Some of the benchmarks you run are not compared to any other processors, so what is the point? These results can’t be compared to results from other sites because as you say your builds are from random parts
        2) The benchmarks you do provide comparisons chips to, the processors are just so far out of the Athlon II’s league (eg core i7 860) it again is just a waste of time because the performance difference is huge.

        • I do apologize for the tone of my previous arguments, I just question the point of this article.

        • “Keep in mind that the results are for your testing benefit. Check your rig against these results to see how much of an upgrade you might get.”

          You’re suppose to compare these results to your own rig.

        • Also, there was no way for me to change the i7 stuff for cinebench 11.5. I thought it fairly obvious considering my comparisons in SiSoft Sandra.

    • Here in Okinawa, power consumption is a BIG deal. We offer get electric bills of $600 in the summer months. So a CPU that does more with less power works for me. Not to mention my air-conditioner works less.

  3. a 50% power loss drop is impressive


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