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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium J2900

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium J2900

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250u

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AMD Athlon II X2 250u

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon II X2 250u vs the Intel Pentium J2900.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium J2900 vs Athlon II X2 250u

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

Pentium J2900
62,700 MB/s
Athlon II X2 250u
63,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium J2900  vs
Athlon II X2 250u 
Clock speed 2.41 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 688 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 896 MHz N/A

details

Pentium J2900  vs
Athlon II X2 250u 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.67 GHz 2.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.66 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.67 GHz 2.54 GHz

power consumption

TDP 10W 25W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 6.24 pt/W 2.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 8.13W 20.31W
Intel Pentium J2900
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