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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E6300

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8600B

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AMD Phenom X3 8600B

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 2 1 more threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 61.4 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2008 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Core2 Duo E6300  vs Phenom X3 8600B 

clock speed

Core2 Duo E6300
1.86 GHz
Phenom X3 8600B
2.3 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6300  vs
Phenom X3 8600B 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2+

features

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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,800 MHz

details

Core2 Duo E6300  vs
Phenom X3 8600B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61.4°C Unknown - 70°C

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W
Intel Core2 Duo E6300
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