AMD Athlon 2 X3 435 2.9GHz Socket AM3

  • AMD Athlon 2 X3 435 2.9GHz Socket AM3
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Based on 9 scores, 41 reviews available
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Pros:

  • Stable performance.
  • Low TDP.
  • Good performance for the money.

Cons:

  • Overclocking.
  • Alot of similar cpu's on the market already.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ExtremeTech on

There's no question that AMD's pricing strategy with these five new chips was aggressive and intelligent, with all the CPUs except the Phenom II X4 910e priced below Intel's recent Core i5 and Core i3 offerings. But, at least in our tests,...

By DigitalVersus on 60

AMD's Range The Athlon II family was unveiled in June 2009 with the X2 200 series the first to become available, followed up by the X3 400, released in October 2009.The Athlon X3 400 CPUs are based on the K10 architecture, with three cores, 1.5 MB...

By Techgage on

Throughout all of our performance results, we saw both the 435 and 240e fall well behind all of the other processors in our line-up, but of all the near-20 processors in these charts, these two CPUs from AMD are only two of the four in our chart that...

By Rbmods.com on

This cpu can be bought for about 80$ but is it worth it? I would personally go for the 620 which cost 20$ more but performs a bit better. You can overclock this unit though to the same speeds and it might even be possible to unlock a fourth core, I...

By PCWizKid's Tech Talk on

PCWizKid was interested in seeing how well the standard 95W CPU triple core would result, and as expected it lied exactly in between a Ahlon II X2 and a X4. To no surprise power consumption was low and temperature readings as seen in the video review...

By TechRadar on 80

Last month saw me going slightly giddy over AMD's latest budget chip and the first quad-core CPU we'd seen for under a ton. This month, as is its wont, AMD has got its triple-core Athlon II X3 mojo going and its latest chip is hitting the...

By TechwareLabs on

The Althon II’s price tags are no joke. The tests seem to have all gone quite well. The overclocking alone is an awesome selling point. With stability at around 3.5GHz just on air (mind that your office/computer area may heat up) is very nice. The...

By iXBT Labs on

As we can see, Athlon II X2 250 can still compete with the E6300, these processors demonstrate similar performance. So the rollout of new triple-core processors based on the new core has consolidated AMD's positions in the market segment of below...

By InsideHW on

Athlon II X3 and X4 should be absolute Best Buy CPUs this autumn. If you need cheap, but efficient, workstation for rendering and video compression, you should consider Athlon II X4. When purchasing CPU, take a look at the box, since you can see surface...

By bjorn3d.com on 85

AMD is cranking out processors in every price range and market segment faster than most of us can keep track of. They've released everything from dual core Athlon 2 X2 to Quad core Phenom 2 X4 and done so in an almost impossibly fast schedule. The...

By Pureoverclock on

While AMD is not releasing any processors here based on wholly new architecture, the Athlon II X3 435 (try saying that in under 3 seconds), and the Athlon II X2 240e are welcome additions to the ranks of the value-minded Athlon II CPU...

By AMDZone on 94

What more can you say other than if you want a sub-$200 processor AMD is really the place to be. They are unmatched by Intel and will be until at least sometime into 2010. One bad thing is that all these part names are a little confusing the model...

By Hardware Secrets on

Athlon II X3 435 costs only USD 10 more than Athlon II 240e and its extra performance is worth well over USD 10 if you will eventually run programs that benefit from having an additional CPU processing core...

By Extreme Overclocking on

The Athlon II X3 435 really has Intel beat in the price range for the performance. The addition of the third core really helps out in multithreaded tasks when a dual core would be maxed out. Costing only $87, it's a great value. The Athlon...

By HotHardware on

For most consumers,the overall value of the product in question is usually the most important factor in making a purchasing decision. And its not a coincidence that AMD is flooding the market with affordable CPUs at every possible price...

By Neoseeker on

As we have seen in the previous benchmarks, the Athlon II X3 435 falls behind its Phenom II counterpart in gaming, which benefits of an L3 cache, a better inter-core communication, as well as higher memory bandwidth. However this can be seen mainly ...

By Guru of 3D on

Face it, for the money the Athlon II X3 435 processor is a product that will offer a lot of value. Despite the L3 cache being stripped away it on occasion even outperformed the Phenom II X3 720BE processor. That processor hovered is much more easy to...

By PCStats on 74

AMD's Athlon II X3 435 processor is a natural successor to the Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition that launched nearly a year ago. While the 720BE has an extra 6MB of L3 cache and an unlocked multiplier, in PCSTATS' benchmark testing the Athlon II...

By Tom's Hardware on

Let's look at all the results, diluted into one simple chart: Here's where it all comes together. Look at the Athlon II X3 435 versus the Phenom II X3 720. For three-quarters of the price, the Athlon II X3 435 offers identical encoding ability,...

By Hi Tech Legion on

There has been a lot of activity among the CPU manufacturers within the mainstream market, with little attention being paid to the budget market. AMD has successfully refocused on this somewhat forgotten market and delivered to the consumer two budget...