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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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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 better performance per watt 1.9 pt/W vs 1.12 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 109.72W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
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 lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 39.31 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 108.62 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Phenom II X2 565

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AMD Phenom II X2 565

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.93 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.16 GHz vs 3.85 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Dec, 2010 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E7500 vs Phenom II X2 565

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
Phenom II X2 565
145,350 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E7500  vs
Phenom II X2 565 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.4 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
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 80W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 39.31 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 108.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.9 pt/W 1.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 109.72W

details

Core2 Duo E7500  vs
Phenom II X2 565 
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 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.78 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.85 GHz 4.16 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz 4.16 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 Phenom II X2 565
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