AMD Athlon II X3 425 vs Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Comparing Athlon II X3 425 and Core 2 Duo E8500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Athlon II X3 425 and Core 2 Duo E8500 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Athlon II X3 425 and Core 2 Duo E8500 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
128 KB (per core)
512 KB (per core)
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
Information on Athlon II X3 425 and Core 2 Duo E8500 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X3 425 and Core 2 Duo E8500.
Supported memory types
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon II X3 425 and Core 2 Duo E8500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Athlon II X3 425 4.89 +1.2%
2 Duo E8500 4.83
Athlon II X3 425 2314 +1.2%
2 Duo E8500 2287
Let's see how good Athlon II X3 425 and Core 2 Duo E8500 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Athlon II X3 425
1.2% faster in synthetic tests
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
So, Athlon II X3 425 or Core 2 Duo E8500?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Athlon II X3 425 and Intel Core 2 Duo E8500. The differences in performance seem too small.
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