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Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 71.5 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A4 3400

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AMD A4 3400

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Much more l3 cache 0.5 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB l3 cache is just OK
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much more l3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.25 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Newer Sep, 2011 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X2 250 vs A4 3400

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 250
120,700 MB/s
A4 3400
112,400 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X2 250  vs
A4 3400 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz None
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
FM1
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.79 pt/W 1.57 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Athlon II X2 250  vs
A4 3400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.43V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 71.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 25 10
Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz 2.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,374.3 1,356.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz 3.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6410D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 600 MHz
AMD Athlon II X2 250
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