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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo SP9400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo SP9400

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,059 vs 24 More than 85.8x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 104,550 MB/s vs 51,600 MB/s More than 2x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 30.2W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 4.17 pt/W vs 1.5 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 12 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 28.21 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD E 350

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 40 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Aug, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo SP9400 vs E 350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E 350
1,096

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo SP9400
104,550 MB/s
E 350
51,600 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo SP9400  vs
E 350 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 25W 18W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 12 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 28.21 $/year
Performance per watt 4.17 pt/W 1.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 30.2W

details

Core2 Duo SP9400  vs
E 350 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 8

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz 3.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6310
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 492 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo SP9400
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