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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 Turion 64 technology ML-34

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AMD Turion 64 technology ML-34

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 74 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of 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 higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,524 vs 685 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 2.46 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2009 vs Mar, 2005 Release date over 4 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 2.2x 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 425 More than 4x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 1.79 pt/W vs 0.82 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion 64 technology ML-34 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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion 64 technology ML-34  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
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

details

Turion 64 technology ML-34  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.46 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.46 GHz 3.72 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.82 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W
AMD Turion 64 technology ML-34
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