Review of AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor Processor

Critics have been eying the gap between the Athlon-II and Phenom-II Quad-Core, Triple, and Dual Core processors for quite some time, and finally AMD has decided to narrow down that gap by announcing the latest AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor Processor.

A Comparative Difference
The regor core Athlon-II X2-260 processor marks a 100MHz improvement over the Athlon-II X2-255 that runs on 3.1GHz. This processor is totally targeted at the low-to-medium end users, who need a decent processor under the $100 mark! Indeed, the Athlon-II X2-260 costs just $75, and the Athlon II X2 255 Regor is yet another contender in the below $200 segment. On the other hand, they’re leading the gaming zone with their top-of-the-line Phenom-II lineup, and trying to dominate the market with an all out attack strategy.

Moving on to the advantages of this new release over its predecessor, apart from the 100MHz leap, you also get the goodness of latest features, that too at a really reasonable price. It is interesting to note that just about one sixth of the gamers ever consider upgrading their system, due to the fact that buying a new processor is considered to be a costly affair, which is why still about one fifth of the users are stuck up with single-core processors even in the age of quad-core processing.

The triple-core processor users are almost non-existent, and the dual core users between 2 – 2.6GHz speeds are happy enough to hang on to the dual cores rather than upgrading to the triple or quad core. And, even those who decide to upgrade find it worthy to jump on to the quad-core series, thereby decreasing the popularity of the triple-core series.

Taking all these stats into account, it is fairly evident that gamers do want to upgrade, but they’ve been holding back since they find it too costly to upgrade or don’t see a strong reason to upgrade. But, with the introduction of AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor Processor, things won’t be same anymore!

Better Gaming Advantages
Now, it will be possible to enjoy the goodness of 3.2GHz processor at under $100 mark, and the Regor processor is even faster than the basic the Athlon-II X2-260, though it doesn’t cost a lot. So, if you really see the value for money, you’re most certainly going to enjoy these Regor processors.

AMD is definitely playing its cards very wisely, and trying to capture the entire gaming market in one-go! While Phenom II processors won’t leave any margin for complaint for the high-end extreme gamers, the Regor processors will also allow the low-end beginner level gamers to get a nice upgrade without really having to shell out big bucks. So, it looks like it’s pretty much AMD everywhere at the moment, at least in the gaming arena; others better watch out – AMD is back with a bang again!


  1. The Regor is an awesome processor for the money. It is a real workhorse & overclocks like a madman! I have my X2 260 Regor running at 4Ghz at a voltage of 1.5250 on an ASRock K10N78 motherboard. This is stable like a rock and is generally running 24-7. I see temps from 35C idle to 42C load. Awesome chip I love it! My “Big Honey” got this for me for XMas 2010.

  2. For people out there lnikoog to build a budget gaming PC or just upgrading Look no further, this CPU is impressive for its price. With the system specs listed below, I have it overclocked to 3.63GHz no problems at all. Overclocking is suggested as long as you have a reason to and if you have sufficient cooling, preferably liquid cooling but high end heatsink/fans do just fine from what I’ve heard. It runs at 30C idle and that’s with it O.C.’d and never breaks the 50C point in graphics intensive games. It is not meant to be a gaming CPU and having tried it in games non-O.C. at full graphics 1080p it ran okay. Of course I realized there was bottlenecking going on between it and the GTX 470 big time. So I used ASUS TurboV evo software which comes with the mobo to auto-tune the CPU. It is super easy to do. It does all of the tests in front of you so that you can see what changes it makes, always having the option to switch back to default settings. I was delighted to see it jump from 3.1GHz to 3.63GHz, it makes a big difference. I now play games like BC2 and SC2 with graphics settings all the way up smoothly at 60fps. When overclocked, I guarantee that this will outperform those 4 core CPU’s you might be lnikoog at. For less than 70 bucks, this is a great deal and I highly recommend it. My system specs: -ASUS M4A87TD-EVO USB 3.0 SATA 6.0gb/s motherboard -4GB DDR3-1600MHz A-Data ram -640gb Western Digital SATA III HDD 64mb cache -NVIDIA GTX 470 1.28gb -Antec Earthwatts 750W PSU -AMD Athlon II X2 255 CPU -XtremeGear liquid cooling -FHX2300 BMID Gateway 23 5ms LCD 60Hz 1080p

  3. (Personal Computers) The 970 I recently purshaced easily overclocks to 4.11Ghz on stock air cooling. (Recommend additional cooling to extent processor life) Asus ROG Formula IV MBD, DDR3 1600 4Gx2 Win 7 64, Nvidia GTX460 Video card.

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