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Athlon ii X2 250 Vs Pentium E5700 Comparison

AMD’ Athlon ii X2 250 Vs Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 Comparison by Starred Reviews

The Athlon ii X2 250 and the Pentium E5700 are both clocked at 3.0 GHz. Athlon ii X2 250 is better in terms of connectivity to the Memory and chipset. It has an integrated memory controller  for direct communication with memory and the fast Differential HyperTransport Bus for communication with chipset.

In the benchmarks the Pentium E5700 has slight edge over the Athlon ii X2 250. So you may want to check street prices. Both are low cost processors and have decent performance.

Table : Athlon ii X2 250 Vs Pentium E5700 Feature Differences

Feature Athlon ii X2 250 Pentium E5700
Core Frequency 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz
No. Of Cores 2 2 ( 2 Threads)
Cache Organization 2 MB 2 MB
Turbo Frequency No Turbo No Turbo
TDP Rating 65 Watts 65 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 45 nm SOI 45 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR2-800 & DDR3-1066 No Memory Controller / 800 MHz FSB
Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics

 

Table : Athlon ii X2 250 Vs Pentium E5700 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Athlon ii X2 250 Pentium E5700
PassMark Score 1715 2037
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

Some more details of Athlon ii X2 250

The Athlon ii X2 250 – the dual core 3.0 GHz processor promises decent performance with 1 MB Cache memory for each of its two cores. Notable feature includes compatibility with the ubiquitous AM2+/AM3 based motherboards, the low cost of the processor and fast HyperTransport Bus for chipset communication. The processor has integrated memory controller and is able to beat some of the Intel’s Pentium E8xxx series processor even when costing less. On the downside the highest supported memory frequency is DDR3-1066 which could have improved to at least 1333 if not DDR3-1600.

Some more details of Pentium E5700

Intel’s Pentium E5700 is a dual core desktop processor with moderate performance. Some of its architectural short comings leads to inferior performance as compared to the Core i3 processors.

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