AMD Athlon II X3 435: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon II X3 435
AMD Athlon II X3 435
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Year of release 2009
Performance 1.67


AMD started AMD Athlon II X3 435 sales on October 2009 at a recommended price of $160. 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 2900 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


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

General info

Athlon II X3 435 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2088
Value for money6.72
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRana (2009−2011)
Release dateOctober 2009 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$160of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$16.37 (0.1x MSRP)of 25448 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
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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 cores3 (Tri-Core)
Boost clock speed2.9 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size169 mm2
Number of transistors300 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon II X3 435 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)
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X3 435'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 X3 435. 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 X3 435 1.67
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
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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: 69%

Athlon II X3 435 1682

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: 38%

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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: 38%

Athlon II X3 435 834

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Athlon II X3 435. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 2.9 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X3 435 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X3 435 by Intel is Pentium G2020, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

Intel Pentium G2020 Pentium G2020

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Similar processors

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