AMD Athlon II X2 255 Benchmark, Test and specs

Last updated:
The AMD Athlon II X2 255 has 2 cores with 2 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the AMD Athlon II series. The processor uses a mainboard with the AM3 socket and was released in Q1/2010. The AMD Athlon II X2 255 scores 416 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 792 points.
AMD Athlon II X2 255

At a glance

Name: AMD Athlon II X2 255
Family: AMD Athlon II (52)
CPU group: AMD Athlon II X2 (Propus) (18)
Architecture: Propus
Technology: 45 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Athlon II X2 255 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Athlon II X2 255 is 3.10 GHz. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 16 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1333
21.3 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The AMD Athlon II X2 255 is made in 45 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 2.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 45 nm
Chip design:
Socket: AM3
L2-Cache: 2.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: MMX, 3DNow!, SSE3, SSE4a
Release date: Q1/2010
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Rate this processor

Here you can rate this processor to help other visitors make their purchase decision. The average rating of this processor is 1.0 stars (1 ratings). Rate now:

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD Athlon II X2 255 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-680UM Intel Core i7-680UM
2C 4T @ 2.53 GHz
419
Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
417
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
417
AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD Athlon II X2 255
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
416
Intel Core i3-4010U Intel Core i3-4010U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
416
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
416
Intel Core2 Duo E8200 Intel Core2 Duo E8200
2C 2T @ 2.66 GHz
415

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
795
HiSilicon Kirin 655 HiSilicon Kirin 655
8C 8T @ 2.12 GHz
794
AMD A6-3410MX AMD A6-3410MX
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
793
AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD Athlon II X2 255
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
792
Intel Core i3-3217UE Intel Core i3-3217UE
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
790
Intel Pentium 2127U Intel Pentium 2127U
2C 2T @ 1.90 GHz
787
MediaTek Helio G80 MediaTek Helio G80
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
786

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD E2-3000 AMD E2-3000
2C 2T @ 1.65 GHz
1177
Intel Pentium E6700 Intel Pentium E6700
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1177
MediaTek MT6750T MediaTek MT6750T
8C 8T @ 1.50 GHz
1173
AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD Athlon II X2 255
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
1172
Intel Pentium E6800 Intel Pentium E6800
2C 2T @ 3.33 GHz
1167
Intel Celeron N3160 Intel Celeron N3160
4C 4T @ 2.24 GHz
1165
Intel Pentium 3805U Intel Pentium 3805U
2C 2T @ 1.90 GHz
1156

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Celeron 1007U Intel Celeron 1007U
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
288
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
288
AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
283
AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD Athlon II X2 255
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
281
Intel Core2 Duo E4300 Intel Core2 Duo E4300
2C 2T @ 1.80 GHz
280
AMD Athlon II X2 250 AMD Athlon II X2 250
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
273
AMD A6-9225 AMD A6-9225
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
265

Benchmarks





Popular comparisons

1. AMD Athlon II X2 255 Intel Core2 Duo E6300 AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs Intel Core2 Duo E6300
2. AMD Athlon II X2 255 Intel Pentium Gold G6405 AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs Intel Pentium Gold G6405
3. AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD Phenom II X6 1055T AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
4. AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD FX-8350 AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs AMD FX-8350
5. AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD A4-5300 AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs AMD A4-5300
6. Intel Core2 Duo E7300 AMD Athlon II X2 255 Intel Core2 Duo E7300 vs AMD Athlon II X2 255
7. AMD Athlon 320GE AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD Athlon 320GE vs AMD Athlon II X2 255
8. AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD Phenom II X4 925 AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs AMD Phenom II X4 925
9. AMD Athlon II X2 255 Intel Pentium G3420 AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs Intel Pentium G3420
10. AMD Athlon II X2 255 Intel Xeon D-2183IT AMD Athlon II X2 255 vs Intel Xeon D-2183IT


back to index