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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T6500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T6500

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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 better PassMark (Single core) score 1,705 vs 653 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 6,174 vs 544 More than 11.2x better PassMark score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 3400+

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AMD Athlon 64 3400+

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Slightly higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T6500 vs Athlon 64 3400+

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T6500  vs
Athlon 64 3400+ 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
P
939

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Core2 Duo T6500  vs
Athlon 64 3400+ 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 28.44W N/A
Intel Core2 Duo T6500
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AMD Athlon 64 3400+
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