AMD Athlon II X3 425 On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 30 April 2010 at 09:37 AM EDT. Page 8 of 8. 27 Comments.

It is the same story with John The Ripper on the different AMD CPUs.

The Athlon II X3 425 ran well with the intensive Nero2D benchmark.

At first we were unsure of what to expect from the AMD Athlon II X3 425 considering it retails for just $70 USD (at or slightly more expensive at, but this wound up being a rather modest processor. The Phenom II X3 710 is no longer available, but the closest equivalent that's on the market is the Phenom II X3 720 that is nearly identical except for a 2.8GHz stock speed, but it retails for over $100 USD. The Athlon II X3 had no problems in many of the tests in running similar to the Phenom II X3 that boasts the shared L3 cache and other advantages over the Kuma-based processors. Like the Phenom II X3 CPUs, the fourth core on the Athlon II X3 CPUs can also be unlocked in some cases with certain motherboards. Overclocking the Athlon II X3 425 was also easy to push to 3.4GHz, which was of benefit in a number of the benchmarks. Next week will be our results from the ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics under Linux with this processor.

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