Enter the socket AM3, AMD Athlon II X2 250 microprocessor - a 3.0GHz mainstream dual-core chip based on the Phenom 'Deneb' architecture, but crucially stripped of all L3 cache. In this course of this review PCSTATS will run AMD's Athlon II X2 250 through a full compliment of CPU benchmarks and face it off against several Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs, the Core i7 920 and dual/triple/quad-core AMD Phenom II processors. If you want to find out just how much processing power is available in an inexpensive dual-core Athlon II CPU, you've come to the right place!
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