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
Performance 1.46


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

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

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

Place in performance rating2069
Value for money4.89
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRana (2009−2011)
Release date21 September 2010
(12 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$45of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$28 (0.6x MSRP)of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
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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 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.2 GHzof 7.3 (Ryzen 9 7900)
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 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 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 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
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 typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (EPYC 9654)

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 1.46
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Athlon II X3 450 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 450 392

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 450 1034

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Benchmark coverage: 4%

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  

Is Athlon II X3 450 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

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

AMD Athlon II X3 450 100
AMD A6-7470K 99.32

Athlon II X3 450 Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X3 450 by Intel is Core 2 Quad Q6600, which is slower by 1% and lower by 12 positions in our rating.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Core 2 Quad Q6600

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon II X3 450:

Similar processors

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

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Athlon II X3 445
Intel Core i3-2100 Core i3 2100
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Core 2 Quad Q8200
AMD Phenom II X3 B77 Phenom II X3 B77
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Core 2 Quad Q8300
AMD Phenom II X4 910 Phenom II X4 910

Best GPU for Athlon II X3 450

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon II X3 450, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon II X3 450 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2785 configurations based on Athlon II X3 450 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.1% (4/2785)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.04% (1/2785)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (5/2785)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.1% (4/2785)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.2% (5/2785)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Radeon RX 6800 XT
0.04% (1/2785)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
0.04% (1/2785)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.07% (2/2785)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Radeon RX 6800
0.04% (1/2785)
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Radeon RX 6700 XT
0.04% (1/2785)

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3.5 133 ratings

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