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AMD Athlon II X2 260: specs and benchmarks
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AMD started AMD Athlon II X2 260 sales 11 May 2010 at a recommended price of $48. This is Regor architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.2 and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.
Athlon II X2 260 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||2361|
|Value for money||3.72|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Architecture codename||Regor (2009−2013)|
|Release date||11 May 2010 (12 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$48||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Current price||$19.73 (0.4x MSRP)||of 25448 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)|
Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
|Physical cores||2 (Dual-core)|
|Base clock speed||3.2 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||3.2 GHz||of 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)|
|L1 cache||128 KB||of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)|
|L2 cache||1 MB||of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|L3 cache||0 KB||of 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||45 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Die size||117 mm2|
|Number of transistors||410 million||of 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||-|
Information on Athlon II X2 260 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
|Number of CPUs in a configuration||1||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||65 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 260's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR3||of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)|
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCIe version||2.0||of 5 (Core i9-12900K)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X2 260. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
- GeekBench 5 Single-Core
- GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
Benchmark coverage: 69%
GeekBench 5 Single-Core
GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.
Benchmark coverage: 38%
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.
Benchmark coverage: 38%
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