AMD Athlon II X3 450: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon II X3 450
AMD Athlon II X3 450
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Year of release 2010
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AMD Athlon II X3 450
AMD Athlon II X3 450 AMD Athlon II X3 450


AMD started AMD Athlon II X3 450 sales 21 September 2010 at a recommended price of $45. 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 3.2 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Athlon II X3 450 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1747
Value for money (0-100)4.89
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRana
Release date21 September 2010 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$45of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$24 (0.5x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money (0-100)

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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)
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.2 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size169 mm2
Number of transistors300 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Athlon II X3 450 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 450's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3 Dual-channelof 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X3 450. 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 450 2.00
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  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

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.

Athlon II X3 450 1758
Athlon II X3 450 3410

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Athlon II X3 450. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 3.2 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Athlon II X3 450 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X3 450 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X3 450 from Intel is Pentium G3240T, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Pentium G3240T Pentium G3240T

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Core 2 Quad Q8200
AMD A6-3620 A6 3620
AMD Phenom II X4 810 Phenom II X4 810
AMD Athlon II X3 445 Athlon II X3 445
Intel Core i3-2100 Core i3 2100
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Core 2 Quad Q8300

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