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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E4500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E4500

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 93,900 MB/s vs 41,900 MB/s Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Significantly higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Significantly 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
Front view of AMD E 300

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Much newer manufacturing process 40 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 52.81W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 73.3 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Aug, 2011 vs Jul, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.34 pt/W vs 1.38 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E4500 vs E 300

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
E 300
41,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

E 300
1,233

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E4500  vs
E 300 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core2 Duo E4500  vs
E 300 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 11 5
Operating temperature Unknown - 73.3°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6310
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 488 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 18W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 1.38 pt/W 2.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 14.63W
Intel Core2 Duo E4500
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