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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T5800

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T5800

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 98.28W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 4.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.25 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,738 vs 1,685 More than 2.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 677 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,786 vs 1,869 More than 2.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.16 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Oct, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T5800 vs Core i3 2100

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 T5800
84,400 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T5800  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
478
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 2.25 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 98.28W

details

Core2 Duo T5800  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 10 31

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.16 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.23 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 711.5 1,518.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.16 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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