Ok, in our last look at this AMD Athlon II x2 250 CPU we saw how it handled a synthetic benchmark. This time, we want to pit it against a real game to see how it really performs. And what game better than Crysis. Crysis is undoubtably the one of the most hardware intensive games out there right now.
Well, here is part two of our look at the AMD Athlon II x2 250 CPU. We really wanted to take a look at this CPU and see how it performs in gaming situations. The chip is retailing for around $80 and is a great way to get into the AM3 socket.
Today, I was surprised to find a nice little package delivered. AMD was kind enough to send me a sample of their new Athlon II 250 CPU. It is part of their new line of low power, low budget 45 nm CPUs. It’s bigger brother, the Phenom II x2 550 is the other in that line. In this review, though, we will be focusing on the Athlon II.
So, today I was doing a little price shopping and I got to thinking. Where does the better value lie in regards to AMD and Intel. Obviously right now, Intel holds the throne for absolutely fastest CPUs out there. But, do are their CPUs priced in a way that makes them the best value?