The AMD Athlon II X4 635 is the fastest quad-core processor in the Athlon II series with its overall clock frequency of 2.9GHz. With a street price of $127 and just a 100MHz boost over its predecessor is the Athlon II X4 635 worth it? Read on to see how it performs in the benchmarks and to see how it handles being overclocked on our AMD 785G test system.
“The AMD Athlon II X4 635 is the latest and greatest quad-core Athlon II processor to be released. The AMD Athlon II X4 635 comes priced at a low price of $125.99 plus shipping. Based on the Propus Die, the Athlon II X4 635 has a clock speed of 2.9GHz with a 2000MHz HT link and memory support for both DDR2 and DDR3. The chips overall clock frequency is just 100MHz faster than the AMD Athlon II X4 630, which costs $108.99 plus shipping. For an extra ~$20 you get another 100MHz speed bump, which might make some of you yawn, but at least AMD is headed in the right direction. Both the AMD Athlon II X4 630 and 635 processors are great quad-core CPUs that are ideal for someone looking for the threaded performance that only a quad-core processor can offer…”