Do more in less time with amazing multi-core performance at a great price
Do more of the things you want to in less time and enhance your digital life with the multi-core performance and energy efficiency of AMD Athlon II processor-based desktop systems. Combined with superior ATI Radeon HD graphics technology, systems based on the AMD Athlon II processor deliver a vivid visual experience, superior multi-tasking, and exceptional digital media performance with next-generation energy efficiency.
Customer Reviews of AMD Athlon II X2 250 Dual-core (2 Core) 3 GHz Processor - Socket AM3 PGA-938 - 2 MB - Yes - 45 nm - 65 W - 165.2°F (74°C)
Great CPU for budget machines. It's a little dated now that there are Sandy Bridge Celerons and Pentiums, but if you have an AMD machine capable of upgrading to this CPU, it's a great option. I had an Athlon II x2 250 overclocked to 3.4GHz on stock voltages, and it was a perfect HTPC or general purpose CPU. For gaming, it was average. Most users would be perfectly happy with this CPU for gaming, but enthusiasts would definitely need at least a recent quad core. I eventually upgraded to an i5-2500k for my gaming rig, and threw this CPU into my HTPC/file server, set it at 1.5GHz, and undervolted it as far as I could. It's been on 24/7 for the past year with no problems.