CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E6700 vs 425e among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E6700 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6700

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E6700

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Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 425e

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AMD Athlon II X3 425e

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2011 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6700 vs Athlon II X3 425e

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6700  vs
Athlon II X3 425e 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Socket type
LGA 775
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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Core2 Duo E6700  vs
Athlon II X3 425e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 4 MB 1.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.69 pt/W 2.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W
Intel Core2 Duo E6700
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AMD Athlon II X3 425e
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