Product on Review: AMD Athlon II X3 440 Processor
Street Price: Approx £66
AMD are a very large chip manufacturer with many years of experience producing processors and chipsets for both business and home use.
Here’s a little about the company:
Over the course of AMD's four decades in business, silicon and software have become the steel and plastic of the worldwide digital economy. Technology companies have become global pacesetters, making technical advances at a prodigious rate — always driving the industry to deliver more and more, faster and faster.
However, “technology for technology's sake” is not the way we do business at AMD. Our history is marked by a commitment to innovation that's truly useful for customers — putting the real needs of people ahead of technical one-upmanship. AMD founder Jerry Sanders has always maintained that “customers should come first, at every stage of a company's activities.”
As i mentioned in my previous review (Phenom II 555 Black Edition) in recent years they have been somewhat outperformed by Intel’s offerings and only pulled back some ground with their introduction of the Phenom II and Athlon II ranges.
The result of this was the arrival of a chip from each range to be put up for review.
The first chip (the Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition dual core) produced a great performance - next up is a model from their more affordable Athlon II range and takes the form of the X3 440 tri core.