With the ongoing buzz of people worrying about the economy and their own funds, the term “low budget” is becoming used far more often. Today, we are going to be looking at AMD’s Athlon II X3 435 processor. The Athlon II X3 435 has 1.5MBs of L2 Cache per core and is a 95W (45nm) processor. It supports all the same features found in the rest of the Athlon II processors (X2, X3 and X4 alike). However, AMD’s larger aim is based on it’s price point. With a amazing sub $90 price there should be no reason not to take a second look at the new Athlon II CPUs, especially if you are on a budget.