AMD Athlon II X2 250: specs and benchmarks

Price now 13.43$
Games supported 51%
AMD Athlon II X2 250
AMD Athlon II X2 250
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Year of release 2009
Performance 1.04


AMD started AMD Athlon II X2 250 sales on June 2009 at a recommended price of $39. 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 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


of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

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

Place in performance rating2301
Value for money3.61
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameRegor (2009−2013)
Release dateJune 2009 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$39of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$13.43 (0.3x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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 speed3 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache256 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size117 mm2
Number of transistors410 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
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)
Thermal design power (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 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)

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.

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 250 1.04
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


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

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Athlon II X2 250 359

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Athlon II X2 250 654

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 1.1 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

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

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X2 250 from Intel is Pentium E6600, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

Intel Pentium E6600 Pentium E6600

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Similar processors

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

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AMD A4-3400 A4 3400
Intel Pentium E6600 Pentium E6600
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 Core 2 Duo E8200
AMD Phenom X3 8250e Phenom X3 8250e

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