AMD Athlon II X2 280: specs and benchmarks

AMD Athlon II X2 280

Summary

AMD started AMD Athlon II X2 280 sales on February 2013 at a recommended price of $100. 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 3.6 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR2, DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 4.49 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Athlon II X2 280 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.35
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Regor
 
Release date
on February 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$100
 
Price now
$100
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Athlon II X2 280's 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 280's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 8 (FX-8350)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
Die size
117 mm2
 
Transistor count
410 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Athlon II X2 280 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
AM3
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 280.
Supported memory types
DDR2, DDR3
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon II X2 280. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

4.49

Passmark

2129

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Athlon II X2 280 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X2 280 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X2 280 from Intel is Celeron G530, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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