CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7400 vs 5600+ 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

3.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E7400 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E7400  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E7400

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,543 vs 2,030 More than 25% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better performance per watt 1.52 pt/W vs 0.68 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.91 GHz vs 3.26 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5600+

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AMD Athlon X2 5600+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon X2 5600+ vs the Intel Core2 Duo E7400.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E7400 vs Athlon X2 5600+

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 E7400
119,000 MB/s
Athlon X2 5600+
76.7 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E7400  vs
Athlon X2 5600+ 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 89W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 1.52 pt/W 0.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 72.31W

details

Core2 Duo E7400  vs
Athlon X2 5600+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 1.3 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C 55 - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.91 GHz 3.26 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.91 GHz 3.26 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
Intel Core2 Duo E7400
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AMD Athlon X2 5600+
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