AMD Athlon II X2 280 

Released January, 2013
  • 3.6 GHz
  • Dual core

The CPU is based on AMD's K10.5 architecture, and the chip's cores run at an impressive 3.6 GHz, accompanied by 1MB of L2 cache per core.
by Niels-Broekhuijsen (Feb, 2013)
The CPU is built for the AM3 socket and therefore also compatible with the AM2, AM2+, AM3 and AM3.
by Niels-Broekhuijsen (Feb, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon II X2 280

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 280
3,289
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 280
1,760
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 280
144,650 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 280
3,318
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench

Athlon II X2 280
3,318
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon II X2 280
2,191
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon II X2 280
1,246
Core i3 3220
1,764

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AMD Releases Value-Oriented Athlon II X2 280

by Niels Broekhuijsen |
www.tomshardware.com
The CPU is based on AMD's K10.5 architecture, and the chip's cores run at an impressive 3.6 GHz, accompanied by 1MB of L2 cache per core.
Pricing is set at an MSRP of just $49.99.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.6 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

details

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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W
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