AMD Athlon II X2 260 Dual Core Processor Performance ReviewTue, May 18, 2010 - 12:00 AM
MAXON recently released CINEBENCH Release 11.5, an advanced hardware testing suite that assesses a computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on the same powerful technology as MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industry’s latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today’s production demands. A more streamlined interface makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straight forward. Again, higher Frames/Second and point score equal better performance.
Benchmark Results: The results of Cinebench 11.5 are rather consistent. All of the AMD processors are built around the same technology, with the exception of the Phenom II 910e which has the L3 cache. The higher the clock speed or more cores the higher the score. This gives the AMD Athlon II X4 640 and the AMD Athlon II X2 260 the top spots among the single core AMD test results. Enabling the multi-core benchmark the Athlon II X2 260 falls behind in the scores, but holds a solid lead over the Athlon II X2 255.