AMD Phenom X3 8450 vs Athlon II X2 260

AMD Phenom X3 8450
AMD Athlon II X2 260

General info

Comparing Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
28.02
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Toliman
 
Regor
Release date
on April 2008
 
on May 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$48
Price now
n/d
 
$19.99

Technical specs

Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
3
 
2
Number of threads
3
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.1 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
1 MB
L3 cache
2 MB (shared)
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
285 mm2
 
117 mm2
Transistor count
450 million
 
410 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260 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
 
1
Socket
AM2+
 
AM3
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
65 Watt

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Phenom X3 8450 3.94 +0.8%
Athlon II X2 260 3.91

Passmark

Phenom X3 8450 1888 +0.6%
Athlon II X2 260 1877

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Phenom X3 8450

0.8% faster in synthetic tests
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of AMD Athlon II X2 260

Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)

So, Phenom X3 8450 or Athlon II X2 260?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Phenom X3 8450 and AMD Athlon II X2 260. The differences in performance seem too small.
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