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AMD Athlon X2 II 265 Processor/CPU



AMD just released a full line of new processors on September, 21st 2010 which filled a few spots in AMD’s lineup and offers consumers some additional choices. One of these processors is the Athlon II 265  X2 running at 3.3GHz. The Athlon II 265 has 1MB L2 Cache per core (total of 2MB of L2 Cache) to give a bump in speed over previous Athlon II processors. We installed the  Athlon II 265 X2 in the same test rig as the Phenom II X2 560 BE in a previous review and ran the same benchmarks for a good comparison. The Athlon II 265 X2 did pretty well in the straight comparisons. When we tried over clocking the processor but we weren’t as successful at pushing the clock speeds over 4.17GHz as were were able to with the Phenom II560 X2 BE, but that wasn’t seen as a draw back as this was over clocking the processor as opposed to just stock speeds which the Athlon II did better in most of the benchmarks.

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Features and Specifications

This is one of several processors to be launched today and available on the market. The remaining processors and pricing in this lineup are:

3.5GHz (3.0GHz base) Phenom II X6 1075T ~$245
3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition ~$185
3.3GHz Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition ~$105
3.1GHz Athlon II X4 645 ~$122
3.2GHz Athlon II X3 450 ~$87
3.3GHz Athlon II X2 265 ~$76
Retail pricing estimate in U.S. dollars


Model Number & Core Frequency: X2 265 / 3.3GHz
L1 Cache Sizes: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (256KB total L1 per processor)
L2 Cache Sizes: 1MB of L2 data cache per core (2MB total L2 per processor)
Memory Controller Type: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller *
Memory Controller Speed: 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
Types of Memory Supported: Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2-6400 (DDR2-1066MHz) -AND- PC3-8500 (DDR3-1333MHz)**
HyperTransport 3.0 Specification: One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 4.0GHz full duplex (2.0GHz x2)
Total Processor-to-System Bandwidth: Up to 33.1GB/s bandwidth [Up to 17.1 GB/s total bandwidth (DDR3-1066) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]

Up to 28.8GB/s bandwidth [Up to 12.8 GB/s total bandwidth (DDR2-800) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]

Packaging: Socket AM3 938-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)
Fab location: GLOBALFOUNDARIES Fab 1 module 1 in Dresden, Germany
Process Technology: 45-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
Approximate Die Size: 117.5 mm2
Approximate Transistor count: ~234 million
Max TDP: 65 Watts
AMD Codename: “Regor”
*Note: configurable for dual 64-bit channels for simultaneous read/writes

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