AMD Phenom X3 8250e vs Intel Pentium E5400

General info

Comparing Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Release date
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January 2009
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Technical specs

Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
1.9 GHz
2.7 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
2 MB (shared)
L3 cache
2 MB (shared)
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Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
45 nm
Die size
285 mm2
82 mm2
Maximum core temperature
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74 °C
Transistor count
450 million
228 million
64 bit support
VID voltage range
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Information on Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400 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)
65 Watt
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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Turbo Boost
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Thermal Monitoring
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Security technologies

Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400 are enumerated here.
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400.
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Phenom X3 8250e 1.40 +6.1%
Pentium E5400 1.32


Phenom X3 8250e 1120 +6.5%
Pentium E5400 1052

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Phenom X3 8250e and Pentium E5400 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Phenom X3 8250e

6.1% 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)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of Intel Pentium E5400

Higher maximum frequency (2700 vs 1900 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 65 nm)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, Phenom X3 8250e or Pentium E5400?

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