AMD Athlon II X3 425
Released October, 2009
The Pros:Comes with everything you need, including fan and contact bonding. Nice value for the money, plenty of power at this price. Runs many games at mid to high settings smoothly.
The AMD Athlon II X3 425 is a 64-bit triple core processor based on the Phenom II architecture. As one of the first triple core processors in the “Rana” family, this 45 nanometer chip is designed for the AM2+/AM3 motherboard socket and has a TDP energy rating of 95 watts.
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The X3 425 is essentially a quad-core "Propus" chip with one core disabled. The default clock frequency is set at 2.7 GHz, while the processor multiplier is locked in at 13.5x. In terms of L2 cache, users will find 3x 512 KB which combines into a total of 1.536 MB. The bus speed is set at 667 MHz for memory. The AMD Athlon II X3 425 was released in October, 2009.
- Frequency: 2.7 GHz
- Bus speed: 667 MHz
- Processor core: Rana
- Core stepping: C2
- Manufacturing process: 0.045 micron
- Data width: 64-bit
- L1 cache: 3 x 64 KB
- L2 cache: 3 x 512 KB
- Process: 45 nm
- TDP: 95W
- SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a
- Advanced Bit Manipulation
- AMD64 technology
- AMD-V (virtualization) technology
- Enhanced Virus Protection
- Cool'n'Quiet 3.0
- CoolCore Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management
User Reviews (1)
comes with everything you need, including fan and contact bonding
nice value for the money, plenty of power at this price
runs many games at mid to high settings smoothly
runs reliably, can be trusted to be used in a client's computer and not cause any problems
generally runs cool even when pushed to its performance limit
plenty of room to be overclocked for extra performance
widely supported by a number of motherboard manufacturers
excellent quality control, rarely if ever receive a flawed unit
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