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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 better PassMark score 2,160 vs 654 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,251 vs 781 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 63 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 3.87 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz vs 4.06 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Sempron 150

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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
Newer Dec, 2010 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E8400 vs Sempron 150

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Sempron 150 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Single 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 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 1.27 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W

details

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Sempron 150 
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 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.82 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 63°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 3.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz 4.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz 3.87 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 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E8400
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