AMD Athlon II X2 240 

Released July, 2009
  • 2.8 GHz
  • Dual core
4.8 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Athlon II X2 240 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Athlon II X2 240
5.0
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Athlon II X2 240
5.3
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Athlon II X2 240
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Athlon II X2 240
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Athlon II X2 240
4.9
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Athlon II X2 240
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Athlon II X2 240
4.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon II X2 240

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 240
2,624
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 240
1,423
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 240
112,300 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 240
2,513
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 240
4,487
Core i3 3220
5,707

GeekBench

Athlon II X2 240
4,487
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon II X2 240
1,639
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon II X2 240
931
Core i3 3220
1,764

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type AM3
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AES
  2. AMD-V
  3. AMD64
  4. AVX 1.1
  5. CLMUL
  6. CVT16
  7. F16C
  8. FMA4
  9. MMX
  10. SSE
  11. SSE2
  12. SSE3
  13. SSE4.1
  14. SSE4.2
  15. SSE4a
  16. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 246 mm²
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 23
Overclocked clock speed 3.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,103.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.64 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1600
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