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Athlon II 160u is the first member of Athlon II family of single-core ultra-low voltage microprocessors. The 160u is built on K10 microarchitecture, and integrates one CPU core, DDR2/DDR3 memory controller and one HyperTransport link on a die. The processor operates at 1.8 GHz, and utilizes 128 KB L1 and 1 MB L2 caches to improve system performance. The Athlon II supports all basic features of K10 micro-architecture:

  • 64 instruction set allows the CPU to run 64-bit Operating Systems, which increases system performance in comparison with 32-bit OSes.
  • Enhanced Virus Protection prevents execution of unauthorized code in data memory, which stops many current and future computer viruses.
  • Virtualization Technology improves performance of software that runs programs or operating systems in a virtual box.

The processor also supports SSE instructions from MMX and up to SSE3, as well as 3DNow! and four SSE4a instructions (SSE4a shouldn't be confused with SSE4). The Athlon II 160u incorporates Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 technology, which uses a number of techniques to reduce power consumption when parts of the CPU are not active. Thanks to its low frequency, single-core implementation and power-saving features, the 160u model has only 20 Watt Thermal Design Power. The Athlon II 160u is manufactured in 938-pin micro-PGA package, that visually looks almost indistinguishable from the 940-pin package. The CPU may work with DDR2 memory in socket AM2+ motherboards, or DDR3 memory in socket AM3 motherboards. The microprocessor was shipped only as an OEM processor in budget systems, such as Acer eMachines EL1332-E12 and eMachines ET1352.

The Athlon II 160u features one operational core, but it has, in fact, two physical cores on a die. The second core is disabled, and can be unlocked using BIOS ACC or similar feature. When unlocked, the processor is identified by BIOS as "AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 260u Processor". Unlocking of the second core is not guaranteed, and may make the processor unstable.

The purpose of the Athlon II 160u microprocessor is to provide sufficient performance in basic tasks, like e-mail or browsing, while using very low power. For this reason it's impossible to compare the 160u with other AMD and Intel microprocessors. First, Intel doesn't make any single core desktop CPUs. AMD does sell desktop Sempron line of single-core processors, but they have much higher Thermal Design Power. Ignoring the fact that we compare different class CPUs, performance-wise the Athlon II 160u is 30% - 35% slower than Sempron 140. That result is expected because the Sempron incorporates the same features as the Athlon II, and has 50% higher core frequency.

AMD Athlon II 160u specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentDesktop
FamilyAMD Athlon II
Model number  ? 160u
CPU part number
  • AD160UEAK13GQ is an OEM/tray microprocessor
Stepping codeNAEIC AE
Frequency  ? 1800 MHz
Bus speed  ? One 1800 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
Clock multiplier  ? 9
Package938-pin organic micro-PGA
AMD Package number30412
SocketsSocket AM2+
Socket AM3
Weight1.4oz / 39.5g
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Processor core  ? Sargas
Core stepping  ? C2
Manufacturing process0.045 micron
Data width64 bit
The number of cores1
The number of threads1
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 64 KB code cache
64 KB data cache
Level 2 cache size  ? 1 MB
Level 3 cache sizeNone
Cache latency3 (L1 cache)
15 (L2 cache)
  • MMX instructions
  • 3DNow! technology
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4a  ? 
  • ABM / Advanced Bit Manipulation  ? 
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • VT / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
Low power featuresCool'n'Quiet 3.0
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphicsNone
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR2, DDR3
Other peripheralsHyperTransport 3 technology
Electrical / Thermal parameters
V core  ? 0.875V - 1.225V
Maximum operating temperature  ? 55°C - 80°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 20 Watt

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AMD 160u Benchmarks

The graphs below show up to 10 microprocessors with approximately the same level of integer (CPU), floating-point (FPU), SIMD and memory performance. All processors were not overclocked, and were tested at a nominal frequency, with a stock heatsink and default BIOS settings. Click on the '?' mark next to each model name to see specifications of that model, and details of the test platform. To find out how the 160u (rev. C2) compares to other CPUs in specific benchmarks or in aggregate milti-threading performance please see benchmark tools section on the right.

Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:0F62h
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD Athlon(tm) II 160u Processor

Integer performance

Part number   Result
AMD Sempron 3500+ (rev. E6)  ? 
AMD Sempron LE-1150  ? 
AMD Sempron 3600+ (CN)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3600+ (CW)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3400+ (rev. E6, socket 754)  ? 
AMD Athlon II 160u (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Sempron LE-1100  ? 
AMD Sempron 3200+ (rev. D0)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3200+ (rev. E6)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3400+ (rev. F2, 59W, CW)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3200+ (rev. F2, 59W, CW)  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD Sempron LE-1150  ? 
AMD Sempron 3600+ (CW)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3600+ (CN)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3400+ (rev. E6, socket 754)  ? 
AMD Sempron LE-1100  ? 
AMD Athlon II 160u (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3000+ (rev. D0, BI, socket 939)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3200+ (rev. E6)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3200+ (rev. D0)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3400+ (rev. F2, 59W, CW)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3200+ (rev. E3)  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD Athlon II 170u  ? 
AMD Sempron LE-1300  ? 
AMD Sempron LE-1250 (DW)  ? 
AMD Sempron LE-1250 (DP)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3800+  ? 
AMD Athlon II 160u (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Sempron LE-1200 (rev. G1)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3500+ (rev. E6)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3600+ (CN)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3600+ (CW)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3400+ (rev. E6, socket 754)  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD Sempron 130 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Sempron 130 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250u  ? 
AMD Athlon II 170u  ? 
AMD Sempron 3600+ (CN)  ? 
AMD Athlon II 160u (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3600+ (CW)  ? 
AMD Sempron LE-1300  ? 
AMD Sempron 3400+ (rev. F2, 59W, CN)  ? 
AMD Sempron 3800+  ? 
AMD Sempron 3500+ (rev. E6)  ? 

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CPU Family:Athlon II
Model Number:160u
Frequency:1796 MHz
Part number:
Stepping Code:NAEIC AE 0942EPAW
Submitted by:CPU-World
General information
Processor name (BIOS):AMD Athlon(tm) II 160u Processor
Logical processors:1
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:DA-C2
CPUID signature:100F62
Family:16 (010h)
Model: 6 (06h)
Stepping: 2 (02h)

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2
Size: 64 KB 64 KB 1 MB
Associativity: 2-way set
2-way set
16-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Lines per tag: 1 1 1
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX Advanced Bit manipulation
AMD extensions to MMX CLFLUSH
Extensions to 3DNow! CMPXCHG16B
  SKINIT/STGI support
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 100MHz multiplier control
NX bit/XD-bit 128-bit SSE instructions
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) 36-bit page-size extensions
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Advanced programmable interrupt controller
  Debugging extensions
  Extended APIC space
  FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations
  Hardware P-state control
  Hardware thermal control
  Instruction based sampling
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  LBR virtualization
  LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Misaligned SSE mode
  Model-specific registers
  Nested page tables
  OS visible workaround
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  SVM lock
  Software thermal control
  Support for NRIP save
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Watchdog timer support

CPUs, related to AMD Athlon II 160u (rev. C2)

Model Cores /
Frequency L2
TDP Features Price  
AMD Athlon II family, Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
   Athlon II 160u (rev. C2)1 / 11.8 GHz1 MB 20W  
   Athlon II 160u (rev. C3)1 / 11.8 GHz1 MB 20W >
   Athlon II 170u1 / 12 GHz1 MB 20W >
Other families, K10 micro-architecture, Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
   Sempron 1501 / 12.9 GHz1 MB 45W >
   Athlon X2 5200+ (0.045 micron)2 / 22.3 GHz1 MB 65W >
   Sempron X2 1902 / 22.5 GHz1 MB 45W >
   Athlon II X2 2802 / 23.6 GHz2 MB 65W$49>
   Phenom II X2 B602 / 23.5 GHz1 MB6 MB80W >
   Phenom II X2 570 BE2 / 23.5 GHz1 MB6 MB80WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 B773 / 33.2 GHz1.5 MB6 MB95W >
   Athlon II X3 4603 / 33.4 GHz1.5 MB 95W$69>
   Athlon II X4 6504 / 43.2 GHz2 MB 95W >
   Phenom II X4 9804 / 43.7 GHz2 MB6 MB125WUnlock$163>
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 • Background color of specs and features indicate whether they are better or worse than similar spec/feature of the Athlon II 160u (rev. C2)
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 • The 'Price' column shows official AMD prices as of Apr 9, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.
 • Features abbreviations:
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier

Pictures (3)

2010-08-24 11:24:22
Posted by: gshv

Bottom view
AMD Athlon II 160u CPU
2010-08-24 11:25:26
Posted by: gshv

Top view. Stepping code NAEIC AE.
AMD Athlon II 160u CPU
2011-12-08 23:30:44
Posted by: gshv

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Comments (1)

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Single or dual core

2010-06-07 09:58:01
Posted by: Georgios

The AMD site states that this processor is a a dual core processor.
What can one believe? Single or dual core?
NB: Windows 7 identifies the processor as a single core processor...

Response: "AMD Athlon II Processor Model Numbers and Comparisons" page on AMD site is incorrect. 160u is a single-core processor.
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