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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo SL9600

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Intel Core2 Duo SL9600

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i5 2430M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Features Key features of the Core2 Duo SL9600  vs Core i5 2430M 

clock speed

Core2 Duo SL9600
2.13 GHz
Core i5 2430M
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core2 Duo SL9600
2.13 GHz
Core i5 2430M
2.77 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core2 Duo SL9600
2.13 GHz
Core i5 2430M
2.4 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo SL9600  vs
Core i5 2430M 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 956
rPGA 988B

features

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

details

Core2 Duo SL9600  vs
Core i5 2430M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 24

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 2.77 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Duo SL9600
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