AMD Phenom X3 8450 vs Athlon II X2 260
Comparing Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
128 KB (per core)
512 KB (per core)
2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
64 bit support
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
Power consumption (TDP)
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom X3 8450 and Athlon II X2 260.
Supported memory types
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
Phenom X3 8450 1888 +0.6%
Athlon II X2 260 1877
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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