AMD Athlon II X2 250 vs Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650

Physical Specifications

Socket AMD Socket AM3 Intel Socket 775
Process size 45 nm 45 nm
Transistors 410 million 820 million
Die size 117 mm² 2x 107 mm²
Package µPGA FC-LGA4
Foundry Intel
tCaseMax 64°C

Performance

Frequency 3 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock
Base clock 200 MHz 333 MHz
Multiplier 15.0x 9.0x
Multiplier unlocked No Yes
Voltage 1.25 V 1.25 V
TDP 65 W 130 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Desktop
Production status End-of-life End-of-life
Release date Jun 2nd, 2009 Nov 30th, 2007
Codename Regor Yorkfield
Generation Athlon II X2 Core 2 Extreme
Part ADX250OCK23GQ SLAN3
Memory support DDR3 Dual-channel DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 2 Gen 2

Cores

Total Cores 2 4
Total Threads 2 4
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics

Cache

Cache L1 256K 64K (per core)
Cache L2 2MB 12MB (shared)

Features & Technologies

3DNow! Yes
AMD-V Yes
AMD64 Yes
EIST Yes
Intel 64 Yes
MMX Yes Yes
NX bit Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.1 Yes
SSE4A Yes
SSSE3 Yes
VT-x Yes

Notes

Notes This processor comes with an unlocked FSB multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking. It is branded under the Extreme Edition label. Also available with C1 Stepping, Part #: SLAWN, R

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