AMD Phenom X3 8450: specs and benchmarks

AMD Phenom X3 8450


AMD started AMD Phenom X3 8450 sales on April 2008. This is 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 1.31 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

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Market segment
Desktop processor
Architecture codename
Launch date
April 2008 (13 years ago)
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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 cores
3 (Tri-Core)
Boost clock speed
2.1 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
L3 cache
2 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
65 nm
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
285 mm2
Number of transistors
450 million
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support


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 configuration
Thermal design power (TDP)
95 Watt

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.



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.


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Phenom X3 8450 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 74% minimum and 60% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom X3 8450 from Intel is Pentium E5800, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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