AMD Athlon II X2 250 

Released June, 2009
  • 3 GHz
  • Dual core
3 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Athlon II X2 250 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Athlon II X2 250
4.5
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Athlon II X2 250
3.8
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Athlon II X2 250
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Athlon II X2 250
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Athlon II X2 250
3.4
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Athlon II X2 250
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Athlon II X2 250
3.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon II X2 250

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 250
2,814
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 250
1,524
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 250
120,700 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 250
2,690
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 250
2,929
Core i3 3220
5,707

GeekBench

Athlon II X2 250
4,461
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon II X2 250
1,750
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon II X2 250
1,008
Core i3 3220
1,764

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Athlon II X2 250


6.0

9.6

Overall

8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type AM3
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. ABM
  2. AES
  3. AMD-V
  4. AMD64
  5. AVX
  6. AVX 1.1
  7. BMI1
  8. CVT16
  9. F16C
  10. FMA3
  11. FMA4
  12. MMX
  13. SSE
  14. SSE2
  15. SSE3
  16. SSE4.1
  17. SSE4.2
  18. SSE4a
  19. Supplemental SSE3
  20. TBM
  21. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

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 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 25
Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,374.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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