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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.18 GHz vs 2.48 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3250e vs the BE-2450.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450 vs 3250e

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450  vs
3250e 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450  vs
3250e 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.18 GHz 2.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.18 GHz 2.48 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 22W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 40.46 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 89.18 $/year
Performance per watt 1.14 pt/W 0.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 97.88W
AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450
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