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Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 260u

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AMD Athlon II X2 260u

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250u

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 250u vs the 260u.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X2 260u vs 250u

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 260u
72,100 MB/s
Athlon II X2 250u
63,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X2 260u  vs
250u 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 25W 25W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 2.84 pt/W 2.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 20.31W

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 1,600 MHz

details

Athlon II X2 260u  vs
250u 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.15V 0.85 - 1.15V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81°C Unknown - 81°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.55 GHz 2.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,565.5 1,670.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.55 GHz 2.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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