AMD Athlon II X2 260u: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon II X2 260u
AMD Athlon II X2 260u
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Year of release 2009
Performance 0.53


AMD started AMD Athlon II X2 260u sales on October 2009 at a recommended price of $83. This is a 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 1800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 25 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Athlon II X2 260u processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2637
Value for money4.06
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRegor (2009−2013)
Release dateOctober 2009
(13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$83of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$39 (0.5x MSRP)of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
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Technical specs

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 cores2 (Dual-core)
Boost clock speed1.8 GHzof 7.3 (Ryzen 9 7900)
L1 cache128 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size117 mm2
Number of transistors410 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon II X2 260u 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 configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)25 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 260u's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X2 260u. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

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.

Athlon II X2 260u 0.53
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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: 67%

Athlon II X2 260u 663

Is Athlon II X2 260u good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X2 260u performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Athlon II X2 260u Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X2 260u from Intel is Celeron E1400, which is faster by 2% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Best GPU for Athlon II X2 260u

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