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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo SU9300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo SU9300

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Atom Z2760

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Intel Atom Z2760

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Much higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 1.63W vs 8.13W 5x lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Aug, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 0.48 $/year vs 2.41 $/year 5x lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.5 GHz vs 1.26 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo SU9300 vs Atom Z2760

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo SU9300  vs
Atom Z2760 
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 10W 2W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 0.48 $/year
Typical power consumption 8.13W 1.63W

details

Core2 Duo SU9300  vs
Atom Z2760 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.26 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.26 GHz 1.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Integrated
GPU clock speed N/A 533 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Duo SU9300
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