AMD Athlon II X2 235e: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon II X2 235e
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Year of release 2009
Performance 1.04

Summary

AMD started AMD Athlon II X2 235e sales on October 2009 at a recommended price of $84. This is Regor architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

1.04%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Athlon II X2 235e processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2370
Value for money7.49
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRegor (2009−2013)
Release dateOctober 2009 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$84of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$53 (0.6x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads2
Boost clock speed2.7 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache128 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size117 mm2
Number of transistors410 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-

Compatibility

Information on Athlon II X2 235e compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM3
Thermal design power (TDP)45 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 235e's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X2 235e. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Athlon II X2 235e 1.04
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Athlon II X2 235e 630

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X2 235e performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X2 235e from Intel is Celeron G530T, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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