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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo SP9300

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Intel Core2 Duo SP9300

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core2 Duo SP9300 vs the Core i5 520M.

Front view of Intel Core i5 520M

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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 SP9300 vs Core i5 520M

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 SP9300
98,350 MB/s
Core i5 520M
1,340,000 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo SP9300  vs
Core i5 520M 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 956
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A

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 25W 35W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 4.32 pt/W 13.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 28.44W

details

Core2 Duo SP9300  vs
Core i5 520M 
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 9 18

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.66 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 GHz 2.86 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 766 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Duo SP9300
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