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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6405

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E6405

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
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 II X2 215

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AMD Athlon II X2 215

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 25% 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.56 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.79 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Core2 Duo E6405  vs Athlon II X2 215 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core2 Duo E6405
2.13 GHz
Athlon II X2 215
3.56 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core2 Duo E6405
2.13 GHz
Athlon II X2 215
3.79 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6405  vs
Athlon II X2 215 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
AM3

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core2 Duo E6405  vs
Athlon II X2 215 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 3.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 3.56 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 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E6405
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AMD Athlon II X2 215
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