AMD Phenom X3 8450: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Phenom X3 8450
AMD Phenom X3 8450
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Year of release 2008
Performance 0.99


AMD started AMD Phenom X3 8450 sales on April 2008. This is a Toliman architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 3 cores and 3 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2100 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM2+ processor with a TDP of 95 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Phenom X3 8450 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2314
Value for money4.29
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameToliman (2008)
Release dateApril 2008
(14 years old)
Current price$22 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

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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 speed2.1 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 cache2 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography65 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size285 mm2
Number of transistors450 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Phenom X3 8450 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)

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Phenom X3 8450. 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.

Phenom X3 8450 0.99
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


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%

Phenom X3 8450 1225

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%

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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: 37%

Phenom X3 8450 703

Is Phenom X3 8450 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Phenom X3 8450 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Phenom X3 8450 Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom X3 8450 by Intel is Pentium G620, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Pentium G620 Pentium G620

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Similar processors

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

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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Core 2 Duo E8500
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AMD Phenom X3 8600 Phenom X3 8600
Intel Pentium E6700 Pentium E6700
AMD Athlon II X2 265 Athlon II X2 265

Best GPU for Phenom X3 8450

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These are the fastest graphics cards for Phenom X3 8450 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 854 configurations based on Phenom X3 8450 in our database.

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