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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 74 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.25 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 1.97 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,008 vs 561 Around 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 1,750 vs 365 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 1.79 pt/W vs 0.63 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of K8 Athlon XP-M 3000+ vs Athlon II X2 250

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

K8 Athlon XP-M 3000+  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
462
754
AM3

features

Has a NX bit 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

bus

Clock speed 266 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

K8 Athlon XP-M 3000+  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0.25 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1 25
Overclocked clock speed 1.97 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.97 GHz 3.72 GHz

power consumption

TDP 62W 65W
Annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.63 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 52.81W
AMD K8 Athlon XP-M 3000+
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