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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 more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 20% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Turion II M560

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AMD Turion II M560

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2010 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core2 Duo E8400  vs Turion II M560 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core2 Duo E8400
4.22 GHz
Turion II M560
2.5 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core2 Duo E8400
4.23 GHz
Turion II M560
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Turion II M560 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
S1

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 35W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 28.44W

details

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Turion II M560 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz 2.5 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 400 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E8400
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AMD Turion II M560
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