Athlon II X2 250 vs Core 2 Duo E8200

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Aggregate performance score

Core 2 Duo E8200
2008
2 cores / 2 threads, 65 Watt
0.72
+2.9%

Core 2 Duo E8200 outperforms Athlon II X2 250 by a minimal 3% based on our aggregate benchmark results.

Primary details

Comparing Core 2 Duo E8200 and Athlon II X2 250 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking25992621
Place by popularitynot in top-100not in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation4.143.61
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWolfdale (2008−2010)Regor (2009−2013)
Release dateJanuary 2008 (16 years ago)June 2009 (15 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$39
Current price$27 $27 (0.7x MSRP)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Core 2 Duo E8200 has 15% better value for money than Athlon II X2 250.

Detailed specifications

Core 2 Duo E8200 and Athlon II X2 250 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)2 (Dual-core)
Threads22
Boost clock speed2.67 GHz3 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)256 KB
L2 cache6 MB (shared)2 MB
L3 cache0 KB0 KB
Chip lithography45 nm45 nm
Die size107 mm2117 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cno data
Number of transistors410 million410 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplierNoNo

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo E8200 and Athlon II X2 250 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 configuration11
Socket775AM3
Power consumption (TDP)65 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo E8200 and Athlon II X2 250. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo E8200 and Athlon II X2 250. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1, DDR2, DDR3DDR3

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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.

Core 2 Duo E8200 0.72
+2.9%
Athlon II X2 250 0.70

Core 2 Duo E8200 outperforms Athlon II X2 250 by 3% based on our aggregate benchmark results.


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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Core 2 Duo E8200 1108
+2.6%
Athlon II X2 250 1080

Core 2 Duo E8200 outperforms Athlon II X2 250 by 3% in Passmark.

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: 42%

Core 2 Duo E8200 327
+7.2%
Athlon II X2 250 305

Core 2 Duo E8200 outperforms Athlon II X2 250 by 7% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

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: 42%

Core 2 Duo E8200 490
Athlon II X2 250 529
+8%

Athlon II X2 250 outperforms Core 2 Duo E8200 by 8% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Pros & cons summary


Performance score 0.72 0.70

Core 2 Duo E8200 has a 2.9% higher aggregate performance score.

Given the minimal performance differences, no clear winner can be declared between Core 2 Duo E8200 and Athlon II X2 250.


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