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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E6300

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 79,500 MB/s vs 54.7 MB/s Around 1453.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l2 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.19 GHz vs 2.16 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 61.4 °C vs 55 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly better performance per watt 1.18 pt/W vs 0.52 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Front view of AMD Sempron 3600+

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AMD Sempron 3600+

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Slightly higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Slightly lower typical power consumption 50.38W vs 52.81W Around 5% lower typical power consumption
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6300 vs Sempron 3600+

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
Sempron 3600+
54.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6300  vs
Sempron 3600+ 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2
S1
754

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 62W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 14.94 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 54.31 $/year
Performance per watt 1.18 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 50.38W

details

Core2 Duo E6300  vs
Sempron 3600+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61.4°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.19 GHz 2.16 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.19 GHz 2.16 GHz

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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 333 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E6300
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AMD Sempron 3600+
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