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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6300

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Intel Core2 Duo E6300

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Duo E6300 vs the AMD Athlon II X3 2.6 GHz.

Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 2.6 GHz

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AMD Athlon II X3 2.6 GHz

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Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 2 1 more threads

Features Key features of the Core2 Duo E6300  vs Athlon II X3 2.6 GHz 

clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6300  vs
Athlon II X3 2.6 GHz 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core2 Duo E6300  vs
Athlon II X3 2.6 GHz 
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 52.81W N/A

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E6300
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AMD Athlon II X3 2.6 GHz
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