CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E8400 vs L625 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E8400  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 1.6 GHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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 1.61 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,251 vs 459 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark score 2,160 vs 816 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Front view of AMD Turion Neo X2 L625

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion Neo X2 L625

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Much lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 52.81W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 72.4 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Aug, 2009 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Better performance per watt 2.73 pt/W vs 1.83 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E8400 vs Turion Neo X2 L625

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
Turion Neo X2 L625
43,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Turion Neo X2 L625 
Clock speed 3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 18W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 1.83 pt/W 2.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 14.63W

details

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
Turion Neo X2 L625 
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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 1.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz 1.61 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 Neo X2 L625
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