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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8290

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the E8290 vs the E7600.

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7600

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Higher clock speed 3.06 GHz vs 2.83 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.79 GHz vs 2.83 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz vs 2.83 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E8290 vs E7600

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8290  vs
E7600 
Clock speed 2.83 GHz 3.06 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

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

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Core2 Duo E8290  vs
E7600 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.83 GHz 3.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.83 GHz 4.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.83 GHz 3.79 GHz

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 1.82 pt/W 1.65 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W
Intel Core2 Duo E8290
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