CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6000+ vs 255 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6000+

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly lower typical power consumption 101.56W vs 116.42W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year vs 42.79 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year vs 113.7 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 255

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Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz vs 3.33 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.93 GHz vs 3.53 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Feb, 2007 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 6000+ vs II X2 255

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 X2 6000+
86.1 MB/s
Athlon II X2 255
125,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 6000+  vs
II X2 255 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 125W 65W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 42.79 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 113.7 $/year
Performance per watt 0.53 pt/W 0.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 116.42W

details

Athlon X2 6000+  vs
II X2 255 
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 0 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.35 - 1.4V 0.85 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz 3.93 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,612.2 1,567.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz 3.8 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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