CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E4600 vs 4500U among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4500U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4500U  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E4600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E4600

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 43.13 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W More than 28.8x better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 52.81W 4.3x lower typical power consumption
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better performance per dollar 1.65 pt/$ vs 0.83 pt/$ Around 2x better performance per dollar
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,205 vs 2,274 More than 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Oct, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,566 vs 885 More than 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 73.3 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E4600 vs Core i7 4500U

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 E4600
102,150 MB/s
Core i7 4500U
3,480,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E4600  vs
Core i7 4500U 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1

details

Core2 Duo E4600  vs
Core i7 4500U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 73.3°C Unknown - 100°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 15W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 43.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 12.19W
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