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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo P8400

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Intel Core2 Duo P8400

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 62

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon X2 62 vs the Intel Core2 Duo P8400.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo P8400 vs Athlon X2 62

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 P8400
95,500 MB/s
Athlon X2 62
53,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo P8400  vs
Athlon X2 62 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
479
P
S1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 25W 25W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 6.02 $/year
Performance per watt 3.83 pt/W 2.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 20.31W

details

Core2 Duo P8400  vs
Athlon X2 62 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 2.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.26 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 2.02 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 1,066 MHz 333 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo P8400
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