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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T7100

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Intel Core2 Duo T7100

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 995 vs 23.1 More than 43x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,965 vs 553 More than 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 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 PassMark score 5,527 vs 1,924 More than 2.8x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Atom x7 x7-Z8700

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 4.22 pt/$ vs 0.64 pt/$ More than 6.5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Apr, 2007 Release date over 7 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 2.03 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T7100 vs Atom x7 x7-Z8700

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 T7100
80,500 MB/s
Atom x7 x7-Z8700
389,000 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T7100  vs
Atom x7 x7-Z8700 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

Typical power consumption 28.44W N/A

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core2 Duo T7100  vs
Atom x7 x7-Z8700 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.03 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.03 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo T7100
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