AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs Intel Pentium 4 560

AMD Athlon II X2 255
Intel Pentium 4 560

General info

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
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Value for money (0-100)
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Pentium 4
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Release date
25 January 2010
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Technical specs

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
Base frequency
3.1 GHz
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Maximum frequency
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3.6 GHz
Bus support
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800 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB
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L2 cache
1 MB
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Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
90 nm
Die size
117 mm2
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Transistor count
410 million
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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
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Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
88 Watt

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 255 and Pentium 4 560.
Supported memory types
DDR3 Dual-channel
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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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