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AMD Athlon II X2 240 vs Phenom X3 8450

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AMD Athlon II X2 240 advantages

  • According to our estimates, the processor is 34% faster when running single-threaded programs.
  • Power consumption of this microprocessor is lower.

AMD Phenom X3 8450 advantages

  • More CPU cores on the 8450 help to handle multiple simultaneous threads or applications.
  • It is estimated that the processor performs 9% faster in multi-threaded tasks.

240 vs 8450 estimated performance

The charts in the table below illustrate performance of Athlon II X2 240 and Phenom X3 8450 processors. Performance numbers for Athlon II X2 240 were determined based on a variety of benchmarks. Results for Phenom X3 8450 were derived from benchmark results of other microprocessors with the same core and microarchitecture. As a note, the estimate has greater error of margin than results obtained using real-world tests. Additionally, this is an averaged performance, and the difference in individual benchmarks may be better or worse than what you see in the charts here.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.34
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.09
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon II X2 240       - AMD Phenom X3 8450

240 vs 8450 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important AMD 240 and 8450 characteristics. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
2
 
3
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
2.8GHz
 
2.1GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
2MB
 
3.5MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
110
88
66
44
22
0
 
 
65W
 
95W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD Athlon II X2 240       - AMD Phenom X3 8450

Detailed side by side comparison of 240 vs Phenom X3 8450 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon II X2 240 Phenom X3 8450
General recommendations:
Performs somewhat better in single-threaded tasks,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Insignificantly higher multi-threaded performance,
Packs more CPU cores,
Supports more threads at once

Drawbacks:

Slightly worse multi-threaded performance,
Smaller number of CPU cores,
Cannot execute as many threads at once
 

Drawbacks:

Worse performance in single-threaded programs,
Higher power consumption

Similar processors

Athlon II X2 240 Phenom X3 8450
 

Similar CPUs use the same core and fit the same socket as AMD Athlon II X2 240 and 8450.


Where to buy


The processors are obsolete. If you want to buy one of them, the best place to look are auction websites, like eBay. Third party vendors at Amazon may also carry them.
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Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon II X2 240 and AMD Phenom X3 8450 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon II X2 240AMD Phenom X3 8450
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyAthlon II X2Phenom X3
Basic details
Model number2408450
CPU part numberADX240OCK23GQHD8450WCJ3BGH
Box part numberADX240OCGQBOXHD8450WCGHBOX
Introduction dateJuly 22, 2009April 23, 2008
 
CPU features
Core nameRegorToliman
MicroarchitectureK10
Technology (micron)0.0450.065
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM2+ / Socket AM3Socket AM2 / Socket AM2+
Frequency (MHz)28002100
Bus speed (MHz)2000 (HT/QPI)1800 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier1410.5
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)192 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)20481536
L3 cache (KB) 2048
Max temperature (°C)55 - 7455 - 71
TDP (Watt)6595
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.4251.2 - 1.25
Cores23
Threads23
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Channel width (bits)6472
Supported memoryDDR2-1066, DDR3-1066DDR2-1066
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)17.1
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon II X2 240" or "AMD Phenom X3 8450" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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