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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo SL9600

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Intel Core2 Duo SL9600

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core2 Duo SL9600 vs the Core i7 640LM.

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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 i7 640LM 

clock speed

Core2 Duo SL9600
2.13 GHz
Core i7 640LM
2.13 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core2 Duo SL9600
2.13 GHz
Core i7 640LM
2.8 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core2 Duo SL9600
2.13 GHz
Core i7 640LM
2.13 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo SL9600  vs
Core i7 640LM 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.13 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 956
BGA 1288

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 25W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 6.02 $/year
Typical power consumption 13.81W 20.31W

details

Core2 Duo SL9600  vs
Core i7 640LM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 16

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 2.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 266 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 566 MHz

bus

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