CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7500 vs 250 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Duo E7500 vs the AMD Athlon II X2 250.

Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E7500 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

Core2 Duo E7500
124,700 MB/s
Athlon II X2 250
120,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E7500  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3

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
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.9 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core2 Duo E7500  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.85 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 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 1,066 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E7500
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AMD Athlon II X2 250
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