AMD Athlon II X3 420e: specs and benchmarks
AMD started AMD Athlon II X3 420e sales 21 September 2010 at a recommended price of $116. This is Rana architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 3 cores and 3 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2.6 and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at 1.70 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.
Of Athlon II X3 420e processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
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.
Information on Athlon II X3 420e 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.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X3 420e's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X3 420e. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
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.
Let's see how good Athlon II X3 420e is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
This processor matches 78% minimum and 70% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Overall Athlon II X3 420e performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X3 420e from Intel is Pentium G870, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon II X3 420e: