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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E4500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E4500

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 73.3 °C vs 71 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.52 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 210e

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AMD Athlon II X2 210e

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Much better PassMark score 1,486 vs 1,275 More than 15% better PassMark score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.55 GHz vs 3.16 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer Aug, 2010 vs Jul, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E4500 vs Athlon II X2 210e

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E4500
93,900 MB/s
Athlon II X2 210e
105.2 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E4500  vs
Athlon II X2 210e 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.38 pt/W 1.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W

details

Core2 Duo E4500  vs
Athlon II X2 210e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.82 - 1.3V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73.3°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.16 GHz 3.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.52 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.16 GHz 3.55 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 800 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E4500
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AMD Athlon II X2 210e
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