AMD Athlon II X2 260
Released June, 2009
The Pros:Works consistently for months and years at a time. Comes with a cooling fan that runs quietly, generally can't hear it at all. Doesn't generate much heat, included fan is generally sufficient.
The AMD Athlon II X2 260 is a CPU that uses an AM3 socket on desktop motherboards. This is the top of the low cost AMD Athlon II X2 series, and share the same features as the AMD Athlon II X2 255 with only the clock set at the highest setting of 3.2 GHz.
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They are otherwise identical, running on 65 Watts of power and supporting 64-bit processing. The Level 2 cache is set to 2 Mb, and a 2 GHz HyperTransport bus is used to eliminate the need for a Front Side Bus. The 45 nanometer architecture is structured to use dual-core processing.
- AM3 socket
- Speed: 3.2 GHz
- Power: 65 W
- L2 Cache: 2048 Kb
- Dual-Core processing
- 64-bit processing
- HyperTransport: 2 GHz
- CMOS: 45 nm SOI
- Certificate of authenticity, Installation manual included
- 3-year limited warranty
User Reviews (1)
works consistently for months and years at a time
comes with a cooling fan that runs quietly, generally can't hear it at all
doesn't generate much heat, included fan is generally sufficient
easy to install, only takes a minute or two
enough processing power for gaming systems
capable of being overclocked for extra processing power
affordably priced, within reach of casual users looking for a cost-effective upgrade
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