Legit Processor Reviews
AMD Athlon II X2 260 Dual Core Processor Performance Review
|Product:||AMD Athlon II X2 260 (adx2600ck23gm)|
|Date:||Tue, May 18, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The AMD Athlon II X2 260 isn't going to break any world records when it comes to performance. For a $76.00 processor you can't expect it to. With that being said, it performs admirably. In all of the benchmarks performed today it performed at it's best when running lightly threaded applications.
As well as the AMD Athlon II X2 260 performed, dual core technology is becoming dated. More and more applications are now supporting more than two processors. Though not everything does. The results from Cinebench R11.5 are a prime example.
When running the single core benchmark the AMD Athlon II X2 260 (P/N ADX2600CK23GM) is the top dog in the AMD pack. When you enable the multi-core benchmark the AMD Athlon II X2 260 loses the top spot and falls to the back. It's going to depend on what types of applications you plan to run on your computer. If you are planning on lightly threaded applications the AMD Athlon II X2 260 is going to be a great choice for you. If you need a little more power for applications that will take advantage of a quad-core processor you may want to take a look at the Athlon II X4 640 that Legit Reviews tested.
The AMD Athlon II X2 260 is a processor that is going to be a great addition to the very budget friendly AMD Athlon II series. I didn't have any problems running all of the synthetic benchmarks and all of the games were smooth and playable at the highest settings.
Legit Bottom Line: Performance, Price, only seventy six little bucks, and capable of breaking the 4GHz barrier while overclocking on air! What more could you want out of a chip aimed at the budget orientated crowd!
Questions or Comments? View this thread in our forums!
Page 1 - AMD Athlon II X2 260 CPU
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - SiSoft Sandra 2010 Memory Bandwidth
Page 4 - Futuremark PcMark Vantage
Page 5 - Futuremark 3dMark Vantage
Page 6 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 7 - Hyper Pi
Page 8 - x264 HD Video Encoding
Page 9 - Resident Evil 5
Page 10 - Batman Arkham Asylum
Page 11 - Colin McRae: DiRT 2
Page 12 - Power Consumption
Page 13 - Overclocking the AMD Athlon II X2 260
Page 14 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion