AMD Athlon II X2 240e: specs and benchmarks

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Athlon II X2 240e
AMD Athlon II X2 240e
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Year of release 2009
Performance 0.79


AMD started Athlon II X2 240e sales on October 2009 at a recommended price of $35. This is a Regor architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

Athlon II X2 240e processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2438
Value for money3.61
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRegor (2009−2013)
Release dateOctober 2009 (13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$35of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$50 (1.4x MSRP)of 15854 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Boost clock speed2.8 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache128 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MBof 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size117 mm2
Number of transistors410 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon II X2 240e compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)45 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 240e's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X2 240e. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Athlon II X2 240e 0.79


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X2 240e performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Athlon II X2 240e is Core 2 Duo E7400, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

Core 2 Duo E7400Core 2Duo E7400

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon II X2 240e:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Core 2 Duo E7400Core 2Duo E7400
Athlon II X2 240Athlon IIX2 240
Pentium E5500PentiumE5500
Core 2 Duo E6750Core 2Duo E6750
Athlon 64 FX-74Athlon 64FX-74

Recommended GPUs

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These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon II X2 240e in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 74 configurations based on Athlon II X2 240e in our database.

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