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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium T3400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium T3400

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
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
Slightly better performance per watt 2.4 pt/W vs 1.79 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,690 vs 1,766 More than 50% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.16 GHz Around 40% 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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 2.73 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,524 vs 1,092 Around 40% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 2.17 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2009 vs Oct, 2008 Release date 8 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium T3400 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

Pentium T3400
91,100 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

Pentium T3400  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 2.16 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
478
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No 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 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 2.4 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

details

Pentium T3400  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.07 - 1.18V 0.85 - 1.43V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.73 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.73 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 667 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Pentium T3400
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