AMD Athlon II X2 250: specs and benchmarks



AMD started Athlon II X2 250 sales on June 2009 at a recommended price of $39. 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 3000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 0.71% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 7995WX

General info

Athlon II X2 250 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2483
Value for money3.61
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRegor (2009−2013)
Release dateJune 2009 (14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$39of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$24 (0.6x MSRP)of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
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 speed3 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache256 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache2 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 250 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)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 250'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 250. 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 250 0.71


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: 41%

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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: 41%

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Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Athlon II X2 250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 1.1 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X2 250 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Athlon II X2 250 is Celeron G1101, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

Celeron G1101CeleronG1101

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon II X2 250:

Similar processors

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

Phenom X3 8250ePhenom X38250e
Celeron G1101CeleronG1101
Athlon II X2 245Athlon IIX2 245

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon II X2 250, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon II X2 250 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 13377 configurations based on Athlon II X2 250 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.6% (75/13377)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.01% (2/13377)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.007% (1/13377)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (14/13377)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.007% (1/13377)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.01% (2/13377)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (26/13377)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.05% (7/13377)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.007% (1/13377)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.2% (22/13377)

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