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AMD Athlon II X3 445

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Overall 6

Not a good single-core performer

kenbb99, Amazon
7 January 2011
  • Summary: Most apps use only single core, and this processor performs no better than a three year old Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 on these apps. Disappointing. It is 50% faster on multi-core apps, but it has ... 50% more cores. Was not able to unlock additional core with ACC motherboard. Cool'n'Quiet works very well, but required a bit of work to set up including BIOS settings and finding and downloading a driver from AMD. Harder than it should be for an advertised feature.
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