AMD Athlon II X2 255 Processor Review

👤by James Clewer Comments 📅14-11-10
The chip


The Athlon II X2 255 uses AMD’s ‘Regor’ core - a 45nm design offering 1MB L2 cache for each of the CPU's two processing cores.

Unlike some of AMD's recent chip releases the 'Regor' core is a true dual core meaning there are no additional dormant cores available to unlock.


The Athlon II 255.


As with all of AMD’s recent AM3 chips the Athlon II X2 255 works with both AM3 and AM2+ motherboards due to its identical socket layout and inbuilt DDR2 and DDR3 memory controllers.


Socket 938.


The chip supports full hardware virtualization allowing virtual machine environments to be run that function with the relevant hardware.

Athlon II's carry AMD's hardware level C1E - a power saving feature that should help make all of these Athlon II CPU's very frugal power users.



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