AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs Intel Pentium 4 560
Comparing Athlon II X2 255 and Pentium 4 560 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
25 January 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
Athlon II X2 255 and Pentium 4 560 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Athlon II X2 255 and Pentium 4 560 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Manufacturing process technology
64 bit support
Information on Athlon II X2 255 and Pentium 4 560 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 255 and Pentium 4 560.
Supported memory types
Advantages of AMD Athlon II X2 255
Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 88 watts)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Advantages of Intel Pentium 4 560
We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Pentium 4 560 over AMD Athlon II X2 255.
So, Athlon II X2 255 or Pentium 4 560?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Athlon II X2 255 and Intel Pentium 4 560. We've got no test results to judge.
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