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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T8300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T8300

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 98,000 MB/s vs 70,550 MB/s Around 40% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,095 vs 1,923 Around 10% 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 more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Slightly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,322 vs 1,869 Around 25% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better performance per watt 2.58 pt/W vs 1.75 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 39.42 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5050e

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AMD Athlon X2 5050e

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Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.18 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2008 vs Jan, 2008 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T8300 vs Athlon X2 5050e

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 T8300
98,000 MB/s
Athlon X2 5050e
70,550 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T8300  vs
Athlon X2 5050e 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
479
P
AM2

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 45W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 2.58 pt/W 1.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 36.56W

details

Core2 Duo T8300  vs
Athlon X2 5050e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1 - 1.25V 1 - 1.25V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.18 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 3.18 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
Intel Core2 Duo T8300
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