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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E7300

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.34 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A4 6300

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AMD A4 6300

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 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 better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.43 GHz vs 3.83 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Aug, 2008 Release date over 4 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E7300 vs A4 6300

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core2 Duo E7300
0.29 mPixels/s
A4 6300
2.52 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

A4 6300
6.65 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 6300
2,972

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 6300
1,913

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E7300
113,600 MB/s
A4 6300
2,090,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 6300
2,854

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 6300
2,224

PassMark (Single Core)

A4 6300
1,366

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E7300  vs
A4 6300 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
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
Performance per watt 1.53 pt/W 6.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core2 Duo E7300  vs
A4 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 4.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.34 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 4.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 8370D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E7300
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