Summary: At a price point of $84.99, the AMD Athlon II X3 455 falls into the Budget category for CPU processors.
The AMD Athlon X3 455 had excellent performance. Baseline numbers were good for a triple core processor, and the overclocked and unlocked numbers far surpassed its price point.
Most people don't think about triple core processors when choosing a CPU. The natural progression in our mind has usually been dual, then quad core.