AMD Athlon II X2 240e: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon II X2 240e
AMD Athlon II X2 240e
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Year of release 2009
Performance 1.10
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AMD Athlon II X2 240e
AMD Athlon II X2 240e AMD Athlon II X2 240e


AMD started AMD Athlon II X2 240e sales on October 2009 at a recommended price of $35. This is 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 and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

Place in performance rating2122
Value for money3.61
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRegor
Release dateOctober 2009 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$35of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$17.90 (0.5x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money

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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 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache128 KBof 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size117 mm2
Number of transistors410 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


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)
Thermal design power (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 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

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.

Overall 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 1.10
  • Passmark

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.

Athlon II X2 240e 962

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Athlon II X2 240e is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

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

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X2 240e from Intel is Core 2 Duo E7400, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Core 2 Duo 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.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Core 2 Duo E7400
Intel Pentium E6300 Pentium E6300
AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 Athlon 64 FX-74
AMD E2-3200 E2 3200
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Core 2 Duo E7200
Intel Celeron E3500 Celeron E3500

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