AMD Athlon 2 X2 255 3.1GHz Socket AM3

  • AMD Athlon 2 X2 255 3.1GHz Socket AM3
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Based on 5 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Excellent price/performance ratio.
  • AM3/AM2 compatibility.
  • Great Overclocker.

Cons:

  • No notable flaws.
  • Expensive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Hardware on

Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data...

By Vortez on

Another day another great processor from AMD.The 255 is certainly an affordable and easy to clock processor. A 900MHz overclock was certainly not what I'd expected and was a very positive surprise.As you'd expect from a cache limited dual core...

By Atomic MPC on 69

You’d probably be disappointed with this...

By TechwareLabs on

For a budget chip, the 255 and 260 perform well. The cutting of the L3 cache is disappointing, but understandable as a means of cutting production costs. The price difference between them is only about $10 and that still puts both of them cheaper...

By Techworld on

This low-end CPU isn't that much slower than the Phenom II X6 1090T, except with multithreaded apps, where it's game over....

By HardwareHeaven on 90

AMD is well known for producing a range of good value for money processors which often excel in different areas such as thermal performance and low power draw. Today we are going to look at three...

By Benchmark Reviews on 94

The Athlon-II X2-255 performed very well against our Intel processors. The goal of this article was to find out how viable the Athlon-II X2-255 is as an upgrade option for budget minded users who want to get more out of their computers. Many users...

By Legit Reviews on

Outperforming the competition in lightly threaded apps proves the AMD Athlon II X2 255 will be a solid choice if you're likely going to run mainly lightly threaded programs....

By bjorn3d.com on 80

The AMD Phenom II X4 910e is an interesting chip. This processor costs about the same as the faster chip with higher power consumption. The 60 watts of power saved by the Phenom II X4 910e may not seem a lot, it will adds up over the lifespan of the...

By TechReaction.net on

Chew*, a prominent TechREACTION community member, has used an old Prometeia Mach 1 phase-change cooling system to take a new budget Athlon II X2 255 CPU to it’s limits! Chew* wanted to show what the average user could achieve with this chip, and...

By ExtremeTech on

There's no question that AMD's pricing strategy with these five new chips was aggressive and intelligent, with all the CPUs except the Phenom II X4 910e priced below Intel's recent Core i5 and Core i3 offerings. But, at least in our tests,...

By FiringSquad on

Today’s CPU introductions from AMD don’t really change this: a 100MHz speed bump just isn’t big enough to really boost performance significantly. We do appreciate the fact that AMD’s giving us this 100MHz speed bump for free though, and also bringing...

By Overclockers Club on

With the testing done, we can see that the new versions of the Athlon II and Phenom II processors offer some of a performance increase, and if you are looking to upgrade from the less core processors to the higher core count ones, then I suggest to go...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

AMD introduceerde eerder dit jaar haar A6 en A8 Llano processors en Intel heeft haar lijn Sandy Bridge processors flink uitgebreid. Aan de vooravond van de introductie van high-end Intel Sandy Bridge-E en de AMD FX processors is het tijd om opnieuw de...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Aujourd'hui, nous ajoutons quelques quatre nouveaux processeurs à notre comparatif. Tous en provenance de chez Intel, ces nouveaux processeurs se veulent tous très différents. En effet, nous avons un modèle d'entrée de gamme, le Pentium G850,...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Nous continuons doucement mais surement nos pérégrinations dans le monde du processeur, avec une nouvelle mise à jour de notre comparatif, qui passe à 49 modèles. Les deux nouveautés du jour sont les A8-3850 et A6-3650, deux processeurs nouvelle...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Aujourd'hui, nous vous proposons de découvrir les performances du dernier processeur Intel Dual-Core, alias le G620. Un processeur de dernière génération mais qui appartient à la Famille Pentium et non Core. Cependant, il profite quand même des...

International Review By CowcotLand on

AMD a récemment annoncé un nouveau processeur Quad Core dans sa famille Phenom II, le 980. Un CPU qui est surement le dernier représentant de la famille Phenom II, que nous nous devions donc de tester. Mais ce CPU n'est pas arrivé seul à la Ferme,...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Dernièrement, Intel a mis sur le marché le processeur grand public le plus puissant, mais aussi le plus cher, le 990X. Forcément, ce dernier est à la Ferme ce jour, mais il n'est pas tout seul, car il est accompagné de deux dual-cores Intel de...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Aujourd'hui, AMD sort quelques nouveaux processeurs, alors nous vous proposons une mise à jour de notre comparatif de CPU, qui compte maintenant 41 modèles. Et aujourd'hui, vous le savez, c'est la journée officielle des Sandy Bridge, et nous...