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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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Higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz vs 3.67 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240

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AMD Athlon II X2 240

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E7500 vs Athlon II X2 240

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 E7500
124,700 MB/s
Athlon II X2 240
112,300 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 E7500  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
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 1.9 pt/W 1.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core2 Duo E7500  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
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 32 nm
Transistor count 228,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.85 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz 3.67 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 E7500
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AMD Athlon II X2 240
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