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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E6300

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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
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 1.18 pt/W vs 0.93 pt/W More than 25% better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640

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AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640

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Much higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 65 °C vs 61.4 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.24 GHz vs 3.19 GHz Almost the same
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
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.79 GHz vs 3.45 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6300 vs Athlon 64 LE-1640

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 E6300
79,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6300  vs
Athlon 64 LE-1640 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Core2 Duo E6300  vs
Athlon 64 LE-1640 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61.4°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 15 0
Overclocked clock speed 3.19 GHz 3.24 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz 3.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.19 GHz 3.24 GHz

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 1.18 pt/W 0.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W
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