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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo SL9380

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo SL9380

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 52.81W 3.8x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.8x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 3.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240

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AMD Athlon II X2 240

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Core2 Duo SL9380  vs Athlon II X2 240 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo SL9380  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 956
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 65W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 13.81W 52.81W

details

Core2 Duo SL9380  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 3.67 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 800 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo SL9380
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