CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of T7200 vs 955 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 955 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom II X4 955  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T7200

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T7200

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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 lower typical power consumption 27.63W vs 101.56W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.19 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 29.78 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.26 pt/W vs 1.28 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 955

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AMD Phenom II X4 955

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,649 vs 1,770 Around 3.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,898 vs 1,908 More than 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 2.27 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,679 vs 1,076 More than 55% better geekbench 3 single core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Nov, 2009 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T7200 vs Phenom II X4 955

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 T7200
80,800 MB/s
Phenom II X4 955
129,850 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 T7200  vs
Phenom II X4 955 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
478
479
AM3

features

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

power consumption

TDP 34W 125W
Annual home energy cost 8.19 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 29.78 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 2.26 pt/W 1.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 27.63W 101.56W

details

Core2 Duo T7200  vs
Phenom II X4 955 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.04 - 1.3V 0.88 - 1.5V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.27 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.14 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 462.5 3,674.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.27 GHz 3.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 667 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo T7200
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