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
|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Family||AMD Athlon II X2|
|Model number ? ||250|
|CPU part numbers||ADX250OCK23GQ is an OEM/tray microprocessor|
ADX250OCGQBOX is a boxed microprocessor
|Stepping codes||AAEEC AE CAEEC AE CAEHC AE CAEHE AE NAEIC AE WAEIC AE|
|Frequency ? ||3000 MHz|
|Bus speed ? ||533 MHz Memory controller|
One 2000 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
|Clock multiplier ? ||15|
|Package||938-pin organic micro-PGA|
|Introduction date||Jun 2, 2009|
|Price at introduction||$87|
|Architecture / Microarchitecture|
|Processor core ? ||Regor|
|Core stepping ? ||C2|
|Manufacturing process||0.045 micron|
234 million transistors
|Data width||64 bit|
|The number of cores||2|
|The number of threads||2|
|Floating Point Unit||Integrated|
|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 size||None|
- 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|
- 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 peripherals||HyperTransport 3 technology|
|Electrical / Thermal parameters|
|V core ? ||0.85V - 1.425V|
|Maximum operating temperature ? ||55°C - 74°C|
|Thermal Design Power ? ||65 Watt|
Detailed side-by-side comparison
Historical price chart
The chart below shows official prices of AMD Athlon II X2 245, 250 and 255 processors:
Q: Can I upgrade my Athlon II X2 250 microprocessor?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.
Athlon II X2 250 Overclocking
Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.
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