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AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) vs Intel Core 2 Duo E8200

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AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) advantages

  • The CPU has 3DNow! instructions enabled. These instructions can boost performance of certain old games and software. The 3DNow! set was depreciated, and not utilized by modern programs.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 advantages

  • In single-threaded tasks, the processor is 26% faster.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the microprocessor is better.
  • In memory-intensive programs, this CPU is 1% faster.
  • The microprocessor features SSSE3 and SSE4.1 instructions.

250 vs E8200 performance comparison

The charts in the table below show performance of Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) and Core 2 Duo E8200 CPUs in a few different types of programs. To calculate displayed numbers we averaged results for a number of benchmarks for each specific type of task. As such, performance in individual benchmarks may be lower or higher than what you see in the charts here. The 'Overall performance' chart shows an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of program.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.26
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.02
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.01
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.09
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)       - Intel Core 2 Duo E8200

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for exhaustive list of benchmarks, showing difference in performance between AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) and Intel E8200 in various types of applications.


250 vs E8200 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) vs Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. More detailed comparison of internal features of both processors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) Core 2 Duo E8200
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Performs insignificantly better in all kinds of applications,
Supports SSE4.1 instructions

Drawbacks:

Performs slightly worse in all program types,
Lacks some instructions
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) Core 2 Duo E8200
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as 250 and Intel E8200.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) and Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)Intel Core 2 Duo E8200
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyAthlon II X2Core 2 Duo
Basic details
Model number250E8200
CPU part numberADX250OCK23GMEU80570PJ0676M
Box part numberADX250OCGMBOXBX80570E8200
BXC80570E8200
BX80570E8200A
Introduction date January 7, 2008
 
CPU features
Core nameRegorWolfdale
MicroarchitectureK10Core
Technology (micron)0.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM2+ / Socket AM3Socket 775
Frequency (MHz)30002667
Bus speed (MHz)2000 (HT/QPI)1333
Clock Multiplier158
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)20486144
Max temperature (°C)55 - 7472.4
TDP (Watt)65
Max power dissipation (Watt) 100.31
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.40.85 - 1.3625
Cores2
Threads2
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3-+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers10
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)" or "Intel Core 2 Duo E8200" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) and Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASRock M3A780GXH/128M motherboard with 2 GB dual-channel Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400). The latter processor was tested on ASRock 4Core1600Twins-P35 motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) vs Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)           Intel Core 2 Duo E8200

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
91.1%

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
99.6%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
67.2%


Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) vs Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)           Intel Core 2 Duo E8200

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
91.6%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
91.7%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
79.9%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
91.6%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
94.1%

    AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)           Intel Core 2 Duo E8200

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
88.9%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
92.8%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
92.4%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
81.1%


Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) vs Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.


    AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)           Intel Core 2 Duo E8200

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
99.5%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
98.5%


Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) vs Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)           Intel Core 2 Duo E8200

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
95.8%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
63.8%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
98.6%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) and Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyAthlon II X2Core 2 Duo
Model / Processor Number250E8200
Frequency2993 MHz 
CWID version0.40.2
Part numberADX250OCK23GMEU80570PJ0676M
S-Spec / Stepping CodeAAEGC AE 0945APAWSLAPP
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz
Cores2
Logical processors2
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingDA-C3 
CPUID signature100F6310676
Family16 (010h) 6 (06h)
Model 6 (06h)23 (017h)
Stepping 3 (03h) 6 (06h)
TLB/Cache details 64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 256 entries
Data TLB: 4-MB Pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB pages, 4-way, 8 entries or 4M pages, 4-way, 4 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1 
L1 data: Size2 x 64 KB32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size2 x 1 MB6 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AMD extensions to MMX+-
Extensions to 3DNow!+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4A+-
SSSE3-+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+-
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
POPCNT+-
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+-
RDTSCP+-
SKINIT/STGI support+-
SYSCALL/SYSRET+-
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Intel Trusted Execution technology-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+-
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+-
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+-
100MHz multiplier control+-
128-bit SSE instructions+-
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+-
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
Extended APIC space+-
FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations+-
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)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Software thermal control+-
Support for NRIP save+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+-
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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