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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo P8700

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo P8700

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Duo P8700 vs the AMD Phenom II P840.

Front view of AMD Phenom II P840

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AMD Phenom II P840

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo P8700 vs Phenom II P840

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 P8700
103,300 MB/s
Phenom II P840
76,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo P8700  vs
Phenom II P840 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Socket type
478
P
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 25W 35W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 4.22 pt/W 2.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 28.44W

details

Core2 Duo P8700  vs
Phenom II P840 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.88 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.88 GHz 1.9 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 1,800 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo P8700
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AMD Phenom II P840
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