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Front view of AMD Phenom II X2 Black 560

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AMD Phenom II X2 Black 560

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.18 GHz vs 3.86 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 265

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 102.72W vs 115.35W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 36.79 $/year vs 41.17 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 101.7 $/year vs 114.41 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X2 Black 560 vs Athlon II X2 265

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

Phenom II X2 Black 560
133,400 MB/s
Athlon II X2 265
133,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X2 Black 560  vs
Athlon II X2 265 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
Is unlocked Yes 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 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 41.17 $/year 36.79 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 114.41 $/year 101.7 $/year
Performance per watt 1 pt/W 1.11 pt/W
Idle power consumption 69.6W 62.6W
Peak power consumption 130.6W 116.1W
Typical power consumption 115.35W 102.72W

details

Phenom II X2 Black 560  vs
Athlon II X2 265 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.88 - 1.4V 0.82 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.18 GHz 3.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.18 GHz 3.86 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

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Phenom II X2 Black 560
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