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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo SU9300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo SU9300

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,028 vs 47.7 More than 21.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 44.69W 5.5x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 5.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 5.5x lower annual home energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 2.8x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 1.26 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Aug, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo SU9300 vs Core i3 3220

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo SU9300  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 956
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 10W 55W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 8.13W 44.69W

details

Core2 Duo SU9300  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 6 33

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.26 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.2 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.26 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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