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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo P8800

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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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo P8800 vs Core i5 3230M

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core2 Duo P8800
16.83 fps
Core i5 3230M
117.15 fps

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 P8800
108,100 MB/s
Core i5 3230M
2,110,000 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo P8800  vs
Core i5 3230M 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
479
P
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Core2 Duo P8800  vs
Core i5 3230M 
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
Clock multiplier 10 26

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 25W 35W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 4.03 pt/W 12.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 28.44W
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