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Written by Hank Tolman   
Monday, 07 June 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
AMD Athlon-II X2-260 Regor Processor
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Athlon-II X2-260
Testing and Results
EVEREST Benchmark Tests
Passmark PerformanceTest
PCMark Vantage Benchmark Tests
SiSoftware Sandra
Cinebench R11.5 Benchmarks
Video Game Benchmarks
Overclocking
AMD Athlon-II X2 Final Thoughts
AMD Regor CPU Conclusion

ADX260OCGMBOX Specifications

  • Model Number & Core Frequency: X2 260 = 3.2GHz
  • TRAY OPN# ADX260OCK23GQ
  • PIB OPN# ADX260OCGMBOX
  • L1 Cache Sizes: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (256KB total L1 per processor)
  • L2 Cache Sizes: 1MB of L2 data cache per core (2MB total L2 per processor)
  • Memory Controller Type: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller *
  • Memory Controller Speed: 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
  • Types of Memory Supported: Support for unregistered DIMMs up to DDR2-1066MHz -AND- DDR3-1333MHz
  • HyperTransport 3.0 Specification: One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 4.0GHz full duplex (2.0GHz x2)
  • Total Processor-to-System Bandwidth: Up to 33.1GB/s bandwidth [Up to 17.1 GB/s total bandwidth (DDR3-1066) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]
  • Up to 28.8GB/s bandwidth [Up to 12.8 GB/s total bandwidth (DDR2-800) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]
  • Packaging: Socket AM3 938-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)
  • Fab location: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 1 Module 1
  • Process Technology: 45-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
  • Approximate Die Size: 117.5 mm2
  • Approximate Transistor count: ~ 234 million
  • Max Temp: 74 Celsius
  • Core Voltage: 0.85-1.425V
  • Max TDP: 65 Watts
  • MSRP: $75.99

*Note: configurable for dual 64-bit channels for simultaneous read/writes

Athlon-II X2 AM3 Features

AMD Direct Connect Architecture

An award-winning technology designed to reduce bottlenecks that can exist when multiple components compete for access to the processor bus. Competing x86 systems use a single front-side bus (FSB) which must carry memory access, graphics, and I/O traffic. Eliminate the FSB, and you can reduce delays that competing access requests can cause.

45 nm Process Technology with Immersion Lithography

More efficient process technology with cutting-edge lithographic performance puts more transistors in less space.

AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator

Doubles processor bandwidth from 64- to a full 128-Bit Floating-Point math processing pipeline that can double many of the bandwidth paths that help keep it full.

AMD Digital Media XPress 2.0 Technology

Provides support for SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a, and MMX instructions for digital media applications and security.

CPU Architectural Features

True Multi-Core Processing

The extensive AMD64 architectural optimizations and features enable thorough integration of multiple cores within the same processor, with each core having its own L1 and L2 caches.

AMD Dedicated Multi-Cache

Each core has its own dedicated L2 cache, which enables simultaneous independent core access to L2 cache, eliminating the need for cores to arbitrate for cache access. This helps reduce latency on L2 cache accesses.

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) Technology

Silicon feature-set enhancements designed to improve the performance, reliability, and security of both existing and future virtualization environments.

AMD PowerNow! 3.0 Technology

The latest power management technologies that deliver performance on demand when you need it, and power savings when you don't.

HyperTransport 3.0 Technology

Third-generation HyperTransportTM interface improves performance, supporting transfer speeds up to 4.4GT/s.

Simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit Computing

AMD64 technology enables a breakthrough approach to 64-bit computing that doubles the number of registers in the processor and allows PC users to use today's 32-bit software applications while enabling them to also use the next generation of 64-bit applications.

Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 Technology

Up to eight different performance states help enhance power efficiency. Simplified performance state transitions can reduce latency and the software overhead of performance state changes.

AMD Dynamic Power Management

Each processor core, and the integrated memory controller and HyperTransportTM controller, is powered by dedicated voltage planes.

Integrated Dual-Channel Memory Controller

Directly connects the processor to memory for optimum performance, low latency, and high throughput.

Multi-Point Thermal Control

The next-generation design features multiple on-die thermal sensors with digital interface. Automatic reduction of p-state when temperature exceeds pre-defined limit. Additional memory thermal management interface.

AMD CoolCore Technology

Coarse and fine transistor control that can automatically reduce processor energy consumption by turning off unused parts of the processor.



 

Comments 

 
# NiceVyperN 2010-11-10 20:02
I didnt know if I should or shouldnt get this... I got a Phenom II X4 965 BE ... But I'm gonna get this one for my mother's pc....
Thanks for the review...
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# RE: AMD Athlon-II X2-260 Regor Processorlalit panwar 2011-11-18 00:50
amd athlon processor is very cool and quiest processor its working fastly than intel processor, lower price or not expensive yet,improving the pc performance. so i should suggest all friend use the amd processor
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# RAMTakisK 2012-08-31 08:04
I will buy this processor soon and i want to know if it handle 1333 mhz ddr3 memory
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# RE: RAMOlin Coles 2012-08-31 18:44
That should be fine, although faster memory is limited by the motherboard (not processor).
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