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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T6900

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T6900

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A8 3550

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AMD A8 3550

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Core2 Duo T6900  vs A8 3550 

L2 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T6900  vs
A8 3550 
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
P
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core2 Duo T6900  vs
A8 3550 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W
Intel Core2 Duo T6900
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AMD A8 3550
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