AMD Athlon II X2 270 

Released May, 2011
  • 3.4 GHz
  • Dual core
7.4 Out of 10

The CPU also comes with an AMD-qualified heatsink/fan with a thermal interface.
by PCMag (Aug, 2011)
The CPU also consumes 65W of electricity, has integrated DDR memory support for DDR3 RAM running up to 1,066MHz and more.
by PCMag (Aug, 2011)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Athlon II X2 270 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Athlon II X2 270
5.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Athlon II X2 270
5.0
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Athlon II X2 270
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Athlon II X2 270
n.d.
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Athlon II X2 270
6.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Athlon II X2 270
9.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Athlon II X2 270
7.4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon II X2 270

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 270
3,132
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 270
1,716
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 270
136,900 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 270
3,028
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 270
3,506
Core i3 3220
5,707

GeekBench

Athlon II X2 270
3,506
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon II X2 270
1,990
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon II X2 270
1,155
Core i3 3220
1,764

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. SSE4a
  2. 3DNow!
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE
  5. MMX
  6. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

bus

Clock speed 3,400 MHz

details

Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Max CPUs 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1
Overclock review score 0
Overclocked clock speed 4.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 810.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W
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