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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T5600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T5600

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Slightly higher clock speed 1.83 GHz vs 1.65 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.16 GHz vs 1.65 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 651 vs 441 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.83 GHz vs 1.65 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD G G-T56E

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AMD G G-T56E

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Much newer manufacturing process 40 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 27.63W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 8.19 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 29.78 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T5600 vs G G-T56E

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T5600  vs
G G-T56E 
Clock speed 1.83 GHz 1.65 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
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core2 Duo T5600  vs
G G-T56E 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.16 GHz 1.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.83 GHz 1.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.16 GHz 1.65 GHz

power consumption

TDP 34W 18W
Annual home energy cost 8.19 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 29.78 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 2.06 pt/W 2.23 pt/W
Typical power consumption 27.63W 14.63W
Intel Core2 Duo T5600
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