AMD EPYC 7H12 vs Athlon II X2 250

Price now 40$
Games supported 53%
AMD Athlon II X2 250
AMD Athlon II X2 250
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Price now 4250$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Athlon II X2 250 and EPYC 7H12 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating23482
Value for money3.619.46
Market segmentDesktop processorServer
Seriesno dataAMD EPYC
Architecture codenameRegor (2009−2013)Zen 2 (2019−2020)
Release dateJune 2009 (13 years old)18 September 2019 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$39no data
Current price$40 (1x MSRP)$4250
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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Technical specs

Athlon II X2 250 and EPYC 7H12 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)
Base clock speedno data2.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3 GHz3.3 GHz
L1 cache256 KB96K (per core)
L2 cache2 MB512K (per core)
L3 cache0 KB256 MB (shared)
Chip lithography45 nm7 nm, 14 nm
Die size117 mm2192 mm2
Number of transistors410 million4,800 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplierno data+


Information on Athlon II X2 250 and EPYC 7H12 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration12 (Multiprocessor)
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt280 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon II X2 250 and EPYC 7H12. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NIno data+
AVXno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon II X2 250 and EPYC 7H12 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Athlon II X2 250 and EPYC 7H12. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory sizeno data4 TiB
Max memory channelsno data8
Maximum memory bandwidthno data204.763 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data+

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 0.86
EPYC 7H12 79.98
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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: 67%

Athlon II X2 250 1080
EPYC 7H12 100817

EPYC 7H12 outperforms Athlon II X2 250 by 9235% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Athlon II X2 250 and EPYC 7H12. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 1.1 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 0.86 79.98
Boost clock speed 3000 3300
Base clock speed 0 2600
Chip lithography 45 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 280 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends


Be aware that Athlon II X2 250 is a desktop processor while EPYC 7H12 is a server/workstation one.

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Competitors of Athlon II X2 250 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X2 250 by Intel is Celeron G1101, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

Intel Celeron G1101 Celeron G1101

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

Celeron G550T 101.16
Athlon II X2 250 100

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