Athlon II

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AMD Athlon II
Athlon II logo.png
General information
Marketed byAMD
Designed byAMD
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate1.6 GHz to 3.5 GHz
HyperTransport speeds1.8 GHz to 2 GHz
Architecture and classification
Technology node45 nm to 32 nm
MicroarchitectureAMD K10
Instruction setx86-64
Physical specifications
  • 2 - 4
Products, models, variants
Core name(s)
  • Sargas [1]
  • Regor
  • Propus
  • Rana
  • Llano
PredecessorAthlon X2

Athlon II is a family of AMD multi-core 45 nm central processing units, which is aimed at the budget to mid-range market and is a complementary product lineup to the Phenom II.


The Athlon II series is based on the AMD K10 architecture and derived from the Phenom II series. However, unlike its Phenom siblings, it does not contain any L3 Cache. There are two principal Athlon II dies: the dual-core Regor die with 1 MB L2 Cache per core and the four-core Propus with 512 KB per core. Regor is a native dual-core design with lower TDP and additional L2 to offset the removal of L3 cache.[2] The Athlon II x2 200e-220 chips have less L2 cache than the rest of the Regor line. The triple-core Rana is derived from the Propus quad-core design, with one core disabled. In some cases, the Phenom II Deneb die is used with disabled L3 cache and cores in the case.[3][4] Includes: AMD Direct Connect Architecture AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator AMD Digital Media XPress 2.0 Technology AMD PowerNow! Technology (Cool’n’Quiet Technology) HyperTransport Technology (not the same as Intel Hyper-Threading Technology)

Processors with an "e" following the model number (e.g., 245e) are low-power models, typically 45W for Athlons, 65W for Phenoms. Processors with a "u" following the model number (e.g., 250u) are ultra-low voltage models.

AMD Athlon II-based processor family
AMD K10 Quad-core Dual-core[5] Quad-core Triple-core Dual-core Single-core
Codename Llano Propus Rana Regor Sargas
Lithography 32 nm 45 nm
Socket FM1 AM3
Date released Aug 2011 Feb-Jun 2012 Sep 2009 Nov 2009 Jun 2009 Aug 2009

Features table[edit]

CPU features table


Regor (45 nm SOI with immersion lithography)[edit]

Rana (45 nm SOI with immersion lithography)[edit]

Propus (45 nm SOI with immersion lithography)[edit]

Athlon II X4 640 3.00 GHz

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ AMD Athlon II 170u - AD170UEAK13GM
  2. ^ AMD Introduces Next Generation AMD Athlon II Processor, Adds Dual Core to Record-Setting AMD Phenom II
  3. ^ Athlon II X4 620: AMD's new Quad-Core CPU reviewed
  4. ^ Athlon II X2 220 unlocks into Phenom II 920
  5. ^ Shvets, Gennadiy. "Obscure CPUs: Sempron X2 198 and Athlon II X2 221". CPU World. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "List of Unlockable AMD CPUs".
  7. ^ a b c "AMD Phenom II X6: Thuban the Dragon". Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2011-02-07.