CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 250u vs 7410 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A8 7410 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A8 7410  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250u

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X2 250u

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 63,700 MB/s vs 466.25 MB/s More than 136.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 1,494 vs 661 More than 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Front view of AMD A8 7410

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better performance per watt 5.62 pt/W vs 2.52 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 20.31W 40% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 81 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 6.02 $/year 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 21.9 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X2 250u vs A8 7410

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 250u
63,700 MB/s
A8 7410
466.25 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X2 250u  vs
A8 7410 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
FMA4
3DNow!
AES

power consumption

TDP 25W 15W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 2.52 pt/W 5.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 12.19W

details

Athlon II X2 250u  vs
A8 7410 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB None
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 81°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 2.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 2.39 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ R5
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 847 MHz
AMD Athlon II X2 250u
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