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AMD Phenom II X2 550 and Athlon II X2 250 Processors Review

ajmatson    -   June 1, 2009
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SiSoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key functions of the CPUs.












Processor Arithmetic


Multi-Core Efficiency


Memory Bandwidth


Memory Latency


Cache and Memory


File System


Physical Disks


Power Management Efficiency


Of the AMD dual cores, the Phenom II X2 and the Athlon II X2 were the strongest; however, they still fall behind the triple and quad cores. Compared to the Intel E7200, they scored the same or better.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  4. Testing: Apophysis, WinRAR
  5. Testing: SPECviewperf 10, PCMark Vantage
  6. Testing: Sandra 2009 Professional
  7. Testing: ScienceMark, CineBench 10, HD Tune
  8. Testing: Far Cry 2
  9. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  10. Testing: BioShock
  11. Testing: Call of Duty: World at War
  12. Testing: Dead Space
  13. Testing: Fallout 3
  14. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  15. Testing: 3DMark06
  16. Testing: 3DMark Vantage Professional
  17. Conclusion
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