AMD Athlon II X2 250 Review

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Most of the attention in the computer market is focused on gamers or high end users. But rarely do you see the average processor or mainstream motherboard get the attention that the average system builder would like. Review sites are often the same way, focusing on outlandish resolutions and systems that the average user does not have the resources or the need to build a bleeding edge computer. Yes, the resolutions and the cutting edge items will eventually become mainstream and serve a purpose for the average system builder, but what about right now?

 

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Focusing on the mainstream market while offering great performance and price, AMD has done a great job of offering the average system builder options. And for the average user this is great because it gives you the options to use new and old technology to its fullest without crippling your wallet. AMD wants to make sure that you have a processor that can handle a little of everything, which is more than enough for the average user who does a little of everything. With most home computers that is what they need because with a family, it puts a processor through its paces. With kids expect some gaming, adults can use accounting and watch movies, and the whole family likes to surf the net, so you have all your bases covered with a processor that focuses on the mainstream and meet the needs of an average family.

The AMD Athlon II X2 250 is just that processor. The Athlon II X2 250 by AMD is built on the new 45nm process which offers better processor and graphical performance and efficiency. The Athlon II X2 250 is also compatible with both AM2+ and the new AM3 sockets for maximum compatibility, flexibility, and performance. The Athlon series has been a very influential line and a line of processors full of firsts, thanks to AMD, and will be having their ten year anniversary in June. The Athlon line was the first to break the 1GHz point for a standard processor and the first to produce a processor for desktops to be capable of running a 64-bit operating system. I have found the Athlon series to be my favorite AMD processor, up until the recently released Phenom II platform, but AMD is trying to sway me by releasing the AMD Athlon II X2 250, which is great because the Athlon is a great line and should continue to be a benefit not only to AMD but to the average computer user, as well.

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