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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E8400

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 2,160 vs 527 More than 4x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,251 vs 608 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 1.83 pt/W vs 1 pt/W Around 85% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 2.92 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 65 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Sempron 1200

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AMD Sempron 1200

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E8400 vs Sempron 1200

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

sysmark 2007 (overall)

sysmark 2007 (3d)

sysmark 2007 (video creation)

sysmark 2007 (productivity)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Sempron 1200 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.83 pt/W 1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W

details

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Sempron 1200 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 2.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz 2.92 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 1,333 MHz 333 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E8400
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