AMD Athlon II X2 240e vs Intel Pentium E6300

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General info

Comparing Pentium E6300 and Athlon II X2 240e processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking24722498
Value for money3.593.61
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWolfdale (2008−2010)Regor (2009−2013)
Release dateMay 2009 (14 years old)October 2009 (13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$40$35
Current price$25 (0.6x MSRP)$56 (1.6x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Athlon II X2 240e has 1% better value for money than Pentium E6300.

Technical specs

Pentium E6300 and Athlon II X2 240e 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
Base clock speed2.8 GHzno data
Boost clock speed2.8 GHz2.8 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)128 KB
L2 cache2 MB (shared)1 MB
L3 cache0 KB0 KB
Chip lithography45 nm45 nm
Die size82 mm2117 mm2
Maximum core temperature74 °Cno data
Number of transistors228 million410 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-no data
VID voltage range0.85V-1.3625Vno data

Compatibility

Information on Pentium E6300 and Athlon II X2 240e 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
SocketLGA775AM3
Power consumption (TDP)65 Watt45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium E6300 and Athlon II X2 240e. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI-no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology-no data
Hyper-Threading Technology-no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
Demand Based Switching-no data

Security technologies

Pentium E6300 and Athlon II X2 240e technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium E6300 and Athlon II X2 240e are enumerated here.

VT-d-no data
VT-x+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Pentium E6300 and Athlon II X2 240e. Depending on the motherboards, 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.

Pentium E6300 0.82
+3.8%
Athlon II X2 240e 0.79

Pentium E6300 outperforms Athlon II X2 240e by 4% in our combined 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%

Pentium E6300 1036
+3.4%
Athlon II X2 240e 1002

Pentium E6300 outperforms Athlon II X2 240e 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: 41%

Pentium E6300 294
Athlon II X2 240e 364
+23.8%

Athlon II X2 240e outperforms Pentium E6300 by 24% 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: 41%

Pentium E6300 468
Athlon II X2 240e 683
+45.9%

Athlon II X2 240e outperforms Pentium E6300 by 46% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance score 0.82 0.79
Cost $40 $35
Power consumption (TDP) 65 Watt 45 Watt

We couldn't decide between Pentium E6300 and Athlon II X2 240e. The differences in performance seem too small.


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