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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8435

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Intel Core2 Duo E8435

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Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.07 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 2,127 More than 3x better PassMark score
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 1,208 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3.07 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E8435 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E8435
125,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8435  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.07 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
P
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Core2 Duo E8435  vs
FX 6300 
Threads 2 6
L2 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.4 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz 4.75 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W
Intel Core2 Duo E8435
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