CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2222 vs 250 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 2222

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 2222

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,263 vs 2,814 More than 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
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
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 3.23 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,524 vs 1,258 More than 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Jun, 2009 vs Aug, 2007 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 2222 vs Athlon II X2 250

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

Opteron 2222
129,100 MB/s
Athlon II X2 250
120,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 2222  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
F
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 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.3 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Opteron 2222  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Voltage range 1.3 - UnknownV 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 3.72 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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