AMD Athlon II X2 250 vs Intel Core2 Duo E4500

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AMD Athlon II X2 250 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core2 Duo E4500
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Intel Core2 Duo E4500

CPU comparison

AMD Athlon II X2 250 or Intel Core2 Duo E4500 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Athlon II X2 250 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon II X2 250 was released in Q2/2009.

The Intel Core2 Duo E4500 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core2 Duo E4500 was released in Q3/2007.
AMD Athlon II (52) Family Intel Core2 Duo (29)
AMD Athlon II X2 (Propus) (18) CPU group Intel Core 2 Duo E4000/E6000 (15)
1 Generation 1
Propus Architecture Conroe (Core)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Athlon II X2 250 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Athlon II X2 250 is 3.00 GHz while the Intel Core2 Duo E4500 has 2 CPU cores and 2 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core2 Duo E4500 is at 2.20 GHz.

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4500
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.00 GHz Frequency 2.20 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4500
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Athlon II X2 250 or Intel Core2 Duo E4500 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Athlon II X2 250 can use up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The Intel Core2 Duo E4500 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 21.3 GB/s.

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4500
DDR3-1333 Memory DDR3-1333, DDR2-1066
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache 2.00 MB
-- L3 Cache --
2.0 PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Athlon II X2 250 is 65 W, while the Intel Core2 Duo E4500 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4500
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD Athlon II X2 250 is manufactured in 45 nm and has 2.00 MB cache. The Intel Core2 Duo E4500 is manufactured in 65 nm and has a 2.00 MB cache.

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4500
45 nm Technology 65 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
MMX, 3DNow!, SSE3, SSE4a ISA extensions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
AM3 Socket LGA 775
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x
No AES-NI No
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2009 Release date Q3/2007
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4500 (79%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (93%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4500 (80%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Athlon II X2 250 AMD Athlon II X2 250
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
399 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4500 Intel Core2 Duo E4500
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
317 (79%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon II X2 250 AMD Athlon II X2 250
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
756 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4500 Intel Core2 Duo E4500
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
574 (76%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Athlon II X2 250 AMD Athlon II X2 250
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
1145 (100%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4500 Intel Core2 Duo E4500
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
741 (65%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Athlon II X2 250 AMD Athlon II X2 250
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
273 (79%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4500 Intel Core2 Duo E4500
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
346 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Intel Core2 Duo E4500
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