AMD Athlon 2 X2 255 3.1GHz Socket AM3
Excellent price/performance ratio.
Efficient 45nm process.
Overclock very well (with higher voltage).
No notable flaws.
By Tom's Hardware on December 23, 2012
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 November 14, 2010
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 June 29, 2010
You’d probably be disappointed with this...69
By TechwareLabs on June 28, 2010
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 June 22, 2010
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 April 19, 2010
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...90
By Benchmark Reviews on March 28, 2010
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...94
By Legit Reviews on February 12, 2010
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 January 26, 2010
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...80
By TechReaction.net on January 25, 2010
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...-