AMD AM3 Athlon II X2 250 3GHz or AMD AM2 Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3GHz

Both processors available for a good price (£50) but can anyone advise which is the better?

PC is not likely to get any serious abuse other than Itunes and some DVD encoding once in a while
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  1. from what I remeber, the Athlon II X2 250 its just ahead, and uses a newer core. I think it was based on the original phenom core.

    Its been a long time since I read about them tho.
  2. I have to admit I am leaning towards the 250 as this is the AM3 and does use less juice but I have no idea how these newer Phenom based CPU's perform compared to the older AM2
  3. If you have an AM2 Motherboard, the 6000+ is a sure bet for compatibility unless the am2 board is cheap and does not support 125W

    AM2+ motherboard get the Athlon 250

    As for performance, the 250 will perform slightly better and suck down A LOT less power.

    It depends mostly on if you have a mobo you want to use already and what it supports... other then that the 6000+ is old.
  4. paxo78 said:
    Both processors available for a good price (£50) but can anyone advise which is the better?

    PC is not likely to get any serious abuse other than Itunes and some DVD encoding once in a while


    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2009/06/30/amd-athlon-ii-x2-250-cpu-review/7

    dvd encoding, well with link i place above, i think we got a clear winner between the 2. Athlon II x2
  5. What motherboard do you have? Does it support AM3? If not you would need an AM2+ Board at least, and if you want to go straight AM3 you need an AM3 Prcoesser, MOBO and RAM.
  6. Truhls said:
    What motherboard do you have? Does it support AM3? If not you would need an AM2+ Board at least, and if you want to go straight AM3 you need an AM3 Prcoesser, MOBO and RAM.


    I was considering the GA-MA785GM-US2H which supports both the AM2 and AM3
  7. C00lIT said:
    If you have an AM2 Motherboard, the 6000+ is a sure bet for compatibility unless the am2 board is cheap and does not support 125W

    AM2+ motherboard get the Athlon 250

    As for performance, the 250 will perform slightly better and suck down A LOT less power.

    It depends mostly on if you have a mobo you want to use already and what it supports... other then that the 6000+ is old.


    I'm replacing both the CPU and MOBO so I guess it makes sense to upgrade both to the AM3 to ensure compatability and if I can save a little (or a lot) of power in the process even better !
  8. warmon6 said:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2009/06/30/amd-athlon-ii-x2-250-cpu-review/7

    dvd encoding, well with link i place above, i think we got a clear winner between the 2. Athlon II x2


    Thanks for the link - decision made I think ! :sol:
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