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AMD Athlon II X2 250 - ADX250OCK23GQ / ADX250OCGQBOX

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The ADX250OCK23GQ / ADX250OCGQBOX, the first microprocessor from Athlon II X2 family, was introduced simultaneously with socket AM3 Phenom II X2, X3 and X4 CPUs. The 250 is clocked at 3 GHz, same as Phenom II 545. Even though the ADX250OCK23GQ has twice larger level 2 cache than the 545, it doesn't have level 3 cache, which results in slightly lower, up to 5%, performance of the 250. Performance of the Athlon II X2 250 is even lower, often by 10% or more, in memory intensive applications, including games. Comparing the 250 with Intel microprocessors is difficult due to big differences in microarchitectures and CPU core efficiency. Depending on application, the 250 can be as slow as Pentium Dual-Core E5200, while in other applications it may be on a par with or faster than Pentium Dual-Core E6300.

AMD Athlon II X2 250 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentDesktop
FamilyAMD Athlon II X2
Model number  ? 250
CPU part numbersADX250OCK23GQ is an OEM/tray microprocessor
ADX250OCGQBOX is a boxed microprocessor
Frequency  ? 3000 MHz
Bus speed  ? 533 MHz Memory controller
One 2000 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
Clock multiplier  ? 15
Package938-pin organic micro-PGA
SocketsSocket AM2+
Socket AM3
Introduction dateJun 2, 2009
Price at introduction$87
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Processor core  ? Regor
Core stepping  ? C2
Manufacturing process0.045 micron
234 million transistors
Die size117.5mm2
Data width64 bit
The number of cores2
The number of threads2
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 2 x 64 KB instruction caches
2 x 64 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 2 x 1 MB caches
Level 3 cache sizeNone
  • MMX instructions
  • 3DNow! technology
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4a  ? 
  • ABM / Advanced Bit Manipulation  ? 
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • AMD-V / AMD Virtualization technology
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
Low power features
  • Cool'n'Quiet 3.0
  • CoolCore Technology  ? 
  • Dual Dynamic Power Management  ? 
  • Core C1 and C1E states
  • Package S0, S1, S3, S4 and S5 states
Integrated peripherals / components
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Channel width (bits): 64
    Supported memory: DDR2-1066, DDR3-1066
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 17.1
Other peripheralsHyperTransport 3 technology
Electrical / Thermal parameters
V core  ? 0.85V - 1.425V
Maximum operating temperature  ? 55°C - 74°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 65 Watt

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Q: Can I upgrade my Athlon II X2 250 microprocessor?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see resource for CPU support list for your board.

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Athlon II X2 benchmarks
May 03, 2010: A few weeks ago we acquired a lot of Athlon II processors with C3 core revision. Although we posted pictures and individual benchmarks to Athlon II CPU pages, and added the results to our benchmark database more than a week ago, we decided to provide benchmarks in more readable format, i.e. as a review.

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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Benchmarks

The graphs below show up to 10 microprocessors with approximately the same level of integer (CPU), floating-point (FPU), SIMD and memory performance. All processors were not overclocked, and were tested at a nominal frequency, with a stock heatsink and default BIOS settings. Click on the '?' mark next to each model name to see specifications of that model, and details of the test platform. To find out how the 250 (rev. C2) compares to other CPUs in specific benchmarks or in aggregate milti-threading performance please see benchmark tools section on the right.

Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:0F62h
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor

Integer performance

Part number   Result
Intel Pentium G630T  ? 
AMD Phenom II X2 545 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 B24 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250e  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C2)  ? 
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600  ? 
Intel Pentium E2220  ? 
Intel Core 2 Duo E4600  ? 
AMD A4-3420  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 221  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
Intel Pentium E6600  ? 
Intel Core 2 Duo E7600  ? 
AMD Phenom II X2 545 (rev. C2)  ? 
Intel Pentium G840  ? 
Intel Pentium G640  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250e  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 B24 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)  ? 
Intel Pentium E5700  ? 
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X2 545 (rev. C2)  ? 
Intel Pentium E5300  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 B24 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250e  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C2)  ? 
Intel Pentium 2.53 GHz  ? 
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700  ? 
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750  ? 
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 245 (rev. C3)  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 610e  ? 
AMD A4-3400 (HX)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 425  ? 
Intel Pentium E6600  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 2.6 GHz ZD260121K4216  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 B24 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 605e (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 250e  ? 
AMD Athlon II X2 245 (rev. C2)  ? 

CPU ID information for the Athlon II X2 250

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CPU Family:Athlon II X2
Model Number:250
Frequency:3013 MHz
Part number:
Stepping Code:
Comment:Athlon II x2 250 with GA-880GA-UD3H
Submitted by:Krittawat Pattaramekanon
General information
Processor name (BIOS):AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor
Logical processors:2
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:DA-C2
CPUID signature:100F62
Family:16 (010h)
Model: 6 (06h)
Stepping: 2 (02h)

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2
Size: 2 x 64 KB 2 x 64 KB 2 x 1 MB
Associativity: 2-way set
2-way set
16-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Lines per tag: 1 1 1
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX Advanced Bit manipulation
AMD extensions to MMX CLFLUSH
Extensions to 3DNow! CMPXCHG16B
  SKINIT / STGI support
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 100MHz multiplier control
NX bit/XD-bit 128-bit SSE instructions
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) 36-bit page-size extensions
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Advanced programmable interrupt controller
  Core multi-processing legacy mode
  Debugging extensions
  Extended APIC space
  Hardware P-state control
  Hardware thermal control
  Instruction based sampling
  LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  LBR virtualization
  LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Misaligned SSE mode
  Model-specific registers
  Nested page tables
  OS visible workaround
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  SVM lock
  Software thermal control
  Support for NRIP save
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Watchdog timer support

CPUs, related to AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C2)

Model Cores /
Frequency L2
TDP Features Price  
AMD Athlon II X2 family, Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
   Athlon II X2 245e2 / 22.9 GHz2 MB 45W$62>
   Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C2)2 / 23 GHz2 MB 65W$47 
   Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)2 / 23 GHz2 MB 65W >
   Athlon II X2 250e2 / 23 GHz2 MB 45W$69>
   Athlon II X2 B24 (rev. C2)2 / 23 GHz2 MB 65W >
   Athlon II X2 B24 (rev. C3)2 / 23 GHz2 MB 65W >
   Athlon II X2 255 (rev. C2)2 / 23.1 GHz2 MB 65W$47>
   Athlon II X2 255 (rev. C3)2 / 23.1 GHz2 MB 65W >
   Athlon II X2 260 (rev. C3)2 / 23.2 GHz2 MB 65W$48>
   Athlon II X2 B262 / 23.2 GHz2 MB 65W >
   Athlon II X2 2652 / 23.3 GHz2 MB 65W$48>
   Athlon II X2 2702 / 23.4 GHz2 MB 65W >
   Athlon II X2 B282 / 23.4 GHz2 MB 65W >
   Athlon II X2 2802 / 23.6 GHz2 MB 65W$49>
   Athlon II X2 B302 / 23.6 GHz2 MB 65W >
AMD Athlon II X2 family, K10 micro-architecture, Other sockets
   Athlon II X2 2212 / 22.8 GHz1 MB 65W >
Other families, K10 micro-architecture, Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
   Athlon II 170u1 / 12 GHz1 MB 20W >
   Sempron 1501 / 12.9 GHz1 MB 45W >
   Athlon X2 5200+ (0.045 micron)2 / 22.3 GHz1 MB 65W >
   Sempron X2 1902 / 22.5 GHz1 MB 45W >
   Phenom II X2 570 BE2 / 23.5 GHz1 MB6 MB80WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 B773 / 33.2 GHz1.5 MB6 MB95W >
   Athlon II X3 4603 / 33.4 GHz1.5 MB 95W$69>
   Phenom II X4 9804 / 43.7 GHz2 MB6 MB125WUnlock$163>
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Pictures (6)

Back view
2009-07-09 23:26:24
Posted by: gshv

Back view
Side view
2009-07-09 23:42:07
Posted by: gshv

The box proudly states "True dual-core design", which only makes sense when this processor is compared to obsolete Pentium D dual-core processors (they were manufactured by combining two separate dies in the same package). All Intel Core-based processors can be also called "true dual-core design".

The box claims that the total size of cache is 2 MB. In fact, it's the size of L2 cache, and the total size of cache (L1 + L2) is 2.25 MB.
Side view
Front view
2009-07-09 23:47:11
Posted by: gshv

Box has the same size as other boxed Phenom and Phenom II CPUs. Box design is similar to design of cheap Athlon X2 processors, like 4x50e/5050e energy-efficient series, and LE-16x0 series.
Front view
Athlon II X2 250 Box
2009-07-09 23:47:47
Posted by: gshv

Athlon II X2 250 Box
CPU - bottom view
2009-07-09 23:50:13
Posted by: gshv

Socket AM3 package has two fewer pins than socket AM2/AM2+ packages. This processor will fit into socket AM2/AM2+ sockets just fine, and will work there if supported by motherboard.
CPU - bottom view
Athlon II X2 250 CPU
2009-07-09 23:53:21
Posted by: gshv

This processor was manufactured in the second half of April.
Athlon II X2 250 CPU
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