Intel Core 2 Duo T5250: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
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This is Merom-2048 architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1500 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is PPGA478 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core 2 Duo T5250 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2697
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesCore 2 Duo
Architecture codenameMerom-2048 (2006−2008)
Release dateno data
Current price$34 of 18494 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)

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)
Base clock speed1.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed1.5 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
Bus support667 MHz
L3 cache2 MB L2 Cacheof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography65 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range1.075V-1.25V


Information on Core 2 Duo T5250 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.

Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo T5250. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Demand Based Switching-
FSB parity-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Duo T5250. 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.

Core 2 Duo T5250 0.50
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • 3DMark06 CPU


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: 69%

Core 2 Duo T5250 509

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: 38%

Core 2 Duo T5250 181

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: 38%

Core 2 Duo T5250 304

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Core 2 Duo T5250 1298

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo T5250 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo T5250 from AMD is Athlon 64 X2 TK-55, which is faster by 2% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55 Athlon 64 X2 TK-55

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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.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55 Athlon 64 X2 TK-55
Intel Pentium Dual Core T2310 Pentium Dual Core T2310
AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53 Athlon 64 X2 TK-53
Intel Core 2 Duo T5470 Core 2 Duo T5470
Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 Pentium Dual Core T2330

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