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AMD Athlon II X2 250 (ADX250OCGMBOX)
8.1 out of 10

AMD Athlon II X2 250 (ADX250OCGMBOX)

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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor Review

4 July 2010
  • Excerpt: The Athlon II X2 250 is a low-cost 3ghz (1MB L2 Cache) dual core from AMD, retailing for less than RM 250.
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 CPU Review

23 May 2010
Overall 8

AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review

23 May 2010
  • Summary: Enter the socket AM3, AMD Athlon II X2 250 microprocessor - a new 3.0GHz mainstream dual-core chip based on the Phenom 'Deneb' architecture, but crucially stripped of all L3 cache.
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AMD Based Nettop Is Real: Athlon II X2 250u CPU and Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G Mainboard Review

X-bit labs
30 April 2010
  • Summary: AMD Company doesn’t seem to be very aggressive about entering the components market for miniature and energy-efficient computer systems. Nevertheless, it is quite possible to put together a nettop with an AMD processor and a mainboard on the chipset from the same company.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
5 June 2009
  • Summary: From our tests results, we would say the Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition is comparable to the $113 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo E7300. However, the 2.80 GHz E7400 shares the same price-point.
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Overall 9
Value for money 10
Performance 9
Construction 10
Functionality 9

AMD Athlon II X2 250 AM3 Processor

Benchmark Reviews
2 June 2009
  • Conclusion: The Athlon II X2 250 performed well against our collection of test processors. Looking at the results, I'd say it's a definite improvement over the reigning Athlon X2 7850. It even surpassed the Intel C2D E7400 in a few benchmarks, despite having no L3 cache compared to the Phenom II X2 550.
  • Pros: Excellent price/performance ratio, AM3/AM2 compatibility, DDR3 support, Efficient 45nm process., Virtualization Support
  • Cons: None
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Review

Hi Tech Legion
1 June 2009
  • Summary: For $87.00, the AMD Athlon II X2 250 is attainable for even the most cash strapped user, and with the options that AMD gives you to use this processor on, how can you say no? It is a great example of price versus performance. The AMD Athlon II X2 250 performed very well for an entry level chip.
  • Pros: Affordable, Reverse Compatible, Compatible with both AM2+ and AM3 motherboards, Good Overclock, Efficient, Can meet the needs of an average family
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 and AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processors Review

X-bit labs
1 June 2009
  • Summary: The transition to 45nm CPU manufacturing process has already created a revolution among triple- and quad-core AMD processors. Now 45nm cores are ready to go into dual-core CPUs, too. But is a finer manufacturing process enough for AMD to offer something interesting in the sub-$100 price range?
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Overall 6

AMD Athlon II X2 250 review

TechRadar UK
7 September 2010
  • Summary: Is this £50 PC processor a canny bargain or a false economy?
  • Pros: More than adequate for casual computing, Very affordable
  • Cons: Not cheap enough compared to some quads, Won't satisfy demanding users
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 AM3 Processor

23 September 2009
  • Excerpt: AMD (NYSE: AMD) is the customer-centric innovation company, a processing powerhouse that offers smarter choices for its customers and makes technology more accessible to the world. AMD is focused on best meeting the needs of leading computing, wireless and consumer electronics companies to help them...
  • Pros: Cost (Great price for performance), Newer AM3 Socket, Overclocks well, Novice overclocking easy via Overdrive 3
  • Cons: Looking at the price there are none
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