CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 570 vs 250 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570

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Much more l3 cache 6 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 3 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 GHz vs 3.72 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer May, 2011 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
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 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l2 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X2 Black 570 vs Athlon II X2 250

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X2 Black 570  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
Is unlocked Yes 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 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.35 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W

details

Phenom II X2 Black 570  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 0 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.27 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 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

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570
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AMD Athlon II X2 250
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