AMD Athlon II X3 445: specs and benchmarks

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Athlon II X3 445
AMD Athlon II X3 445
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Year of release 2010
Performance 1.44


AMD started Athlon II X3 445 sales 11 May 2010 at a recommended price of $91. This is a 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 3.1 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 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

Athlon II X3 445 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2050
Value for money2.01
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRana (2009−2011)
Release date11 May 2010 (13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$91of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$34 (0.4x MSRP)of 15854 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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)
Base clock speed3.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.1 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size169 mm2
Number of transistors300 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon II X3 445 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)
Power consumption (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X3 445's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X3 445. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 445 1.44


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%

Athlon II X3 445 1816

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%

Athlon II X3 445 376

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 X3 445 1009

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Athlon II X3 445. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 3.2 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X3 445 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Athlon II X3 445 is Core 2 Quad Q6600, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our ranking.

Core 2 Quad Q6600Core 2Quad Q6600

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon II X3 445:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Athlon II X3 450Athlon IIX3 450
Phenom II X3 B77Phenom IIX3 B77
Core 2 Quad Q8200Core 2Quad Q8200
Phenom II X4 910Phenom IIX4 910

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon II X3 445, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon II X3 445 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2214 configurations based on Athlon II X3 445 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.3% (7/2214)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (5/2214)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (3/2214)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.05% (1/2214)
RTX 3070 Ti GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
0.05% (1/2214)
RX 6700 XT Radeon RX 6700 XT
0.05% (1/2214)
RX 6700 Radeon RX 6700
0.2% (4/2214)
GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
0.1% (3/2214)
GTX 1070 Ti GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
0.05% (1/2214)

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3.5 148 votes

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