AMD Athlon II X2 270u: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon II X2 270u
AMD Athlon II X2 270u
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Year of release 2010
Performance 0.54


AMD started AMD Athlon II X2 270u sales 21 September 2010 at a recommended price of $68. 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 2000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 25 Watt. It supports DDR2, 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 270u processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2590
Value for money1.19
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRegor (2009−2013)
Release date21 September 2010 (12 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$68of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$92 (1.4x MSRP)of 16240 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

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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 speed2 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache128 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MBof 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)
Die size117 mm2
Number of transistors410 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7945HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon II X2 270u 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 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
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 270u's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR2, DDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (EPYC 9654)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X2 270u. 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 270u 0.54
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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%

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Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X2 270u performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X2 270u by Intel is Celeron J3060, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Intel Celeron J3060 Celeron J3060

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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.

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 Athlon X2 BE-2400
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2210 Pentium Dual Core E2210
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 Pentium Dual Core E2200
Intel Celeron E3400 Celeron E3400
AMD Athlon II X3 405e Athlon II X3 405e

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon II X2 270u, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon II X2 270u in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 13 configurations based on Athlon II X2 270u in our database.

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