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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E7600

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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 PassMark score 2,004 vs 355 Around 5.8x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,253 vs 543 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher clock speed 3.06 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.79 GHz vs 2.31 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz vs 1.83 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 2500+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 2500+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 2500+ vs the Intel Core2 Duo E7600.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E7600 vs Athlon 64 X2 2500+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E7600  vs
Athlon 64 X2 2500+ 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
462
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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 333 MHz

details

Core2 Duo E7600  vs
Athlon 64 X2 2500+ 
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.79 GHz 2.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz 1.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.79 GHz 2.31 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 52.81W N/A
Intel Core2 Duo E7600
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 2500+
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