CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of P8700 vs 4500U


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Single-core Performance

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Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo P8700

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 13.47 pt/$ vs 1.5 pt/$ More than 9x better performance per dollar
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,596 vs 1,003 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Dec, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Better PassMark score 3,834 vs 1,663 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 20.31W 40% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 5,686 vs 2,628 Around 2.2x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better performance per watt 39.19 pt/W vs 11.86 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,494 vs 2,253.5 More than 55% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 6.02 $/year 40% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo P8700 vs Core i7 4500U

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench (64-bit)


3D Mark 06 (CPU)


Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core2 Duo P8700  vs
Core i7 4500U 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is hyperthreaded No Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1


Core2 Duo P8700  vs
Core i7 4500U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 25W 15W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 11.86 pt/W 39.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 12.19W
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