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AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) vs Phenom II N830

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AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) advantages



AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)
  • Power consumption of the CPU is better.

AMD Phenom II N830 advantages



AMD Phenom II N830
  • This microprocessor is 15% faster in single-threaded applications.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the processor is higher.
  • In memory-intensive tasks, the Phenom II N830 CPU has 38% better performance.

260u vs N830 performance comparison

The charts in the table below illustrate relative performance of Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) and Phenom II N830 microprocessors in several different types of programs. To calculate displayed numbers we averaged results for a few tests for each specific type of program. Consequentally, the shown results may differ from results, that you may see in individual benchmarks. We also averaged the numbers for application type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.15
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.69
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.38
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.37
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)       - AMD Phenom II N830

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for complete list of benchmarks, showing performance difference between AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) and Phenom II N830 in various types of programs.


260u vs N830 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
25W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of 260u vs N830 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of low level features of both CPUs is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) Phenom II N830
General recommendations:
Somewhat lower power
  General recommendations:
Performs somewhat faster in all kinds of applications

Drawbacks:

Worse performance in all task types
 

Drawbacks:

Needs somewhat more power

Similar processors

Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) Phenom II N830
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as 260u and Phenom II N830, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) and AMD Phenom II N830 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)AMD Phenom II N830
Market segmentDesktopMobile
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyAthlon II X2Phenom II Triple-Core Mobile
Basic details
Model number260uN830
CPU part numberAD260USCK23GMHMN830DCR32GM
Introduction date May 12, 2010
 
CPU features
Core nameRegorChamplain
Platform name Danube
MicroarchitectureK10
Technology (micron)0.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM2+ / Socket AM3Socket S1 (S1g4)
Frequency (MHz)18002100
Bus speed (MHz)1800 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier910.5
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)192 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)20481536
TDP (Watt)2535
Cores23
Threads23
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)" or "AMD Phenom II N830" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) and Phenom II N830 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASRock M3A780GXH/128M motherboard with 2 GB dual-channel Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400). The latter processor was tested on Dell 0THJX5 motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel DDR3-1333 memory, and Integrated Radeon Mobility HD4250 (200 MHz core) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) vs Phenom II N830 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)           AMD Phenom II N830

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
88.2%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
88.2%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
86.0%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
86.7%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
85.7%

    AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)           AMD Phenom II N830

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
86.2%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
88.3%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
86.7%


Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) vs Phenom II N830 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)           AMD Phenom II N830

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
72.5%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
65.9%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
59.0%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
62.7%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
62.7%

    AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)           AMD Phenom II N830

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

100%
60.1%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

100%
57.2%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
65.6%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
57.2%

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
58.7%

    AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)           AMD Phenom II N830

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
57.9%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
64.3%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
57.2%

MySQL 5.0.27 - selecting data benchmark

Shows the number of SQL requests per second served by MySQL server v5.0.27, running on the same computer. This test does not scale beyond 6 CPU cores.
100%
62.5%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
57.3%

    AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)           AMD Phenom II N830

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
57.3%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
56.5%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
57.1%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
57.0%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
57.9%

    AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)           AMD Phenom II N830

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
57.8%


Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) vs Phenom II N830 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)           AMD Phenom II N830

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
80.3%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
88.4%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
98.6%


Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) vs Phenom II N830 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3)           AMD Phenom II N830

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
88.4%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

100%
66.9%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
94.4%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
72.5%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Athlon II X2 260u (rev. C3) and AMD Phenom II N830 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyAthlon II X2Phenom II Triple-Core Mobile
Model / Processor Number260uN830
Frequency1796 MHz2358 MHz
CWID version0.4
Part numberAD260USCK23GMHMN830DCR32GM
S-Spec / Stepping CodeNAEGC AE 1028CPMWNADHC AD 1016DPKW
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 260u ProcessorAMD Phenom(tm) II N830 Triple-Core Processor
Cores23
Logical processors23
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingDA-C3BL-C3
CPUID signature100F63100F53
Family16 (010h)
Model 6 (06h) 5 (05h)
Stepping 3 (03h)
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1
L1 data: Size2 x 64 KB3 x 64 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB3 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1
L2: Size2 x 1 MB3 x 512 KB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+
AMD extensions to MMX+
Extensions to 3DNow!+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4A+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT / STGI support+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
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+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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