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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T7700

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T7700

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,082 vs 915 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better PassMark score 9,386 vs 1,935 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better performance per watt 5.71 pt/W vs 2.6 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.71 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 330E

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Apr, 2007 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T7700 vs Core i3 330E

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T7700  vs
Core i3 330E 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.13 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
479
P
BGA 1288

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 5.71 pt/W 2.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core2 Duo T7700  vs
Core i3 330E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 16

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.71 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.71 GHz 2.13 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 667 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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