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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 0.5 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 2,160 vs 656 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,251 vs 714 More than 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 3.73 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Sempron 130

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AMD Sempron 130

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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 130

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 E8400
128,000 MB/s
Sempron 130
98,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Sempron 130 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

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

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Sempron 130 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 6 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 125 1
Overclock review score 4.5 0
Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 3.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz 3.73 GHz

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 1.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W
Intel Core2 Duo E8400
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