|AMD Athlon-II X2-255 CPU ADX255OCGQBOX|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Processors|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Monday, 29 March 2010|
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EVEREST Benchmark Tests
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The Athlon-II X2-255 starts off the testing by meeting our expectations of increased performance over the two Intel CPUs. It appears that without the additional overhead of an L3 cache, memory bandwidth is slightly ahead of the pack. Read bandwidth is increased by 55% over the Dual Core E5300 and write speed is increased by 47%. The most notable increase in bandwidth speeds comes from copy tests, which are increased by an amazing 136%. Remember, also, that the Athlon-II X2-255 is running with DDR3 memory where they other two test systems are using DDR2.
In the CPU integer performance tests, the trend is continued by showing the better performance offered by the Althon-II X2-255. The PhotoWorxx test shows a 41% performance boost and the Queen tests shows an increase of 39%.
Once again, the floating point tests show the same trend. Performance using the Athlon-II X2-255 is enhanced throughout all of the tests at 51% in the Sin Julia test, 39% in the Mandel test, and 12% in the Julia tests. The results of the Everest tests all show us right off the bat that the ADX255OCK23GQ provides a very viable option for users looking to upgrade older computer systems. Even at a price of only $8 more than the Intel Dual Core E5300, it outperforms the slower processor by quite a bit. Let's move on and see if further testing continues to show this trend.