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AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 Dual-Core 45W Processor Review

AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 Dual-Core 45W Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The AMD Athlon II X2 240e is a 2.8GHz dual-core processor based on the AMD Regor core with a TDP of just 45W. The 'e' behind the Athlon II X2 240e model name indicates that it's one of AMDs Energy Efficient processors.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AMD Oct 20 2009   Julian Apong  
Home > Reviews > CPU / Processors > AMD AMD Athlon II X2 240e

32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: Cinebench R10, Bibble 5

Cinebench R10 Source: CINEBENCH

CINEBENCH is a real-world test suite that assesses your computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH runs several tests on your computer to measure the performance of the main processor under real world circumstances. The benchmark application makes use of up to 16 CPUs or CPU cores to render a photo-reaslistic image. The scene makes use of various CPU-intensive features such as reflection, ambient occlusion, area lights and procedural shaders. In the first run, the benchmark only uses one CPU (or CPU core), to ascertain a reference value. On computers that have multiple CPUs or CPU cores and on those who simulate multiple CPUs (via HyperThreading or similar technologies), MAXON CINEBENCH will run a second test using all available CPU power. Higher results are best. Cinebench is multi-threaded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCinebench R10 - Windows Vista
1 CPU (split between cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 3066
Intel Core i5 750 3033
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3475
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3306
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 3066
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 2920
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 2565
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 2570
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 2843
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2264
AMD Athlon II X3 435 2509
AMD Athlon II X2 250 2686
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2524
x CPU (full load all cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 12640
Intel Core i5 750 10655
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 6732
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 6339
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 10955
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 10455
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 7064
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 7104
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 5518
AMD Athlon II X4 620 8164
AMD Athlon II X3 435 6697
AMD Athlon II X2 250 5205
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 4879

Cinebench is a 3D renderer optimized for high-end multi-core CPUs, it's pretty much a natural fit for the Core i7 920 processor. The Athlon II X2 240e is a $80 low-wattage budget CPU, and not at all suited for this kind of test.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCinebench R10 - Windows 7
1 CPU (split between cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 3090
Intel Core i5 750 3032
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3309
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 3101
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2262
AMD Athlon II X3 435 2500
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2524
x CPU (full load all cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 12803
Intel Core i5 750 10706
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 6356
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 11173
AMD Athlon II X4 620 8179
AMD Athlon II X3 435 6689
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 4907

While the score for the Athlon II X2 240e gets a little better when running in Windows 7, it's nowwhere near enough for this processor to get out of last place.

Bibble 5.0 Source: Bibble Labs

Bibble 5 is a multi-threaded photographic workflow application that can be used to demonstrate the ability to scale work load across 4, 8, 16 or more processor cores. The basic process we will use for benchmarking is to convert a batch of 50 RAW image files from a digital SLR camera from their original RAW format to JPEG's at full resolution, using the applications default image settings.

Lower results are best.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportBibble 5.0 - Windows Vista
Batch RAW-to-JPEG Conversion: (sec/Image) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 0.261
Intel Core i5 750 0.327
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 0.585
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 0.61
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 0.345
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 0.377
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 0.623
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 0.767
AMD Athlon II X4 620 0.486
AMD Athlon II X3 435 0.592
AMD Athlon II X2 250 0.822
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 0.82
Time to Complete 50 Photos: (sec) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 13
Intel Core i5 750 16.4
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 29.2
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 30.5
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 17.2
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 17.9
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 31.2
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 38.3
AMD Athlon II X4 620 24.3
AMD Athlon II X3 435 29.6
AMD Athlon II X2 250 41.1
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 41

In the 50 photos test the Athlon II X2 240e keeps up with the Athlon II X2 250, but that's about all it can manage in this mutli-threaded test.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportBibble 5.0 - Windows 7
Batch RAW-to-JPEG Conversion: (sec/Image) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 0.263
Intel Core i5 750 0.37
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 0.616
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 0.345
AMD Athlon II X4 620 0.48
AMD Athlon II X3 435 0.57
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 0.835
Time to Complete 50 Photo's: (sec) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 13.2
Intel Core i5 750 18.5
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 30.8
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 17.3
AMD Athlon II X4 620 24
AMD Athlon II X3 435 28.5
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 41.8

Windows 7 and Windows Vista scores are again within less than 2% of a difference here, most benchmarks don't show huge differences between OS changes.

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Contents of Article: AMD AMD Athlon II X2 240e
 Pg 1.  AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 Dual-Core 45W Processor Review
 Pg 2.  Core-by-Core System Power Draw
 Pg 3.  Energy Effcient CPU Overclocking
 Pg 4.  32-bit CPU System Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 5.  32-bit CPU System Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 6.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Benchmarks: Sandra 2009 Processor
 Pg 7.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Benchmarks: Sandra 2009 Memory
 Pg 8.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: Super Pi
 Pg 9.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: wPrime2.0
 Pg 10.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: ScienceMark2.3, WinRAR
 Pg 11.  — 32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: Cinebench R10, Bibble 5
 Pg 12.  32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: POV-Ray
 Pg 13.  32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: SPECviewPerf 10
 Pg 14.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Gaming Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
 Pg 15.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Gaming Benchmarks: 3DMark 06
 Pg 16.  32-Bit CPU Gaming Benchmarks: Crysis
 Pg 17.  32-Bit CPU Gaming Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 18.  King of Low Wattage?

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