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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 lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 138.13W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 1.79 pt/W vs 0.74 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 54.26 $/year 3.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 129.91 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 72 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240e

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Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X2 250 vs 240e

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
Athlon II X2 240e
112,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X2 250  vs
240e 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
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 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 54.26 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 129.91 $/year
Performance per watt 1.79 pt/W 0.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 138.13W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Athlon II X2 250  vs
240e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.43V 0.88 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz 3.74 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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