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The harsh truth about the AMD Athlon II X3 450 is that it only exists because AMD is currently struggling to compete with Intel for raw processor performance. That may change in 2011 when AMD rolls out its hotly anticipated new processor architecture, known as Bulldozer.In the meantime, AMD is forced to scrounge for scraps at the budget end of the market. In practice, that means filling out its model range with a large number of very similar budget-priced chips based on the same basic architecture but offering different core counts and clockspeeds.Running at 3.2GHz, the X3 450 is towards the quicker end of AMD's scale for clockspeed. But perhaps its most intriguing feature is a hidden fourth core. We should point out that there are absolutely no guarantees when it comes to unlocking cores in AMD processors. In our experience, it works around 50 per cent of the time.When it does come off, as it does with our particular Athlon II X3 450 sample, the results can be dramatic. With the fourth core unlocked and the chip clocked up to 3.6GHz, this processor is ludicrously quick for a sub-£60 CPU.
AMD released a full line of new processors on September, 21st 2010 which filled a few spots in AMD lineup and offers consumers some additional choices. One of these processors is the Athlon II 450 X3 running at 3.2GHz. The Athlon II 450 has 512MB L2 Cache per core (total of 1.5MB of L2 Cache) to give a bump in speed over previous Athlon II processors. We installed the Athlon II 450 X3 in the same test rig as the Athlon II X2 265 and the Phenom II X2 560 BE in a previous review and ran the same benchmarks for a good comparison. The Athlon II 450 X3 did pretty well in the straight comparisons. When it comes to reviewing processors we just let the benchmarks speak for themselves. This review of the Athlon II X3 450 follows on the heals of two other processor reviews, so are able to use the same test rig as the previous two reviews to give you a common platform for the benchmarks. Also when it comes to over clocking a processor, TechwareLabs has found that the RoG connect utility to be priceless when it comes to recording what we can over clock a processor to and record it in the processes.
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