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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 X9000

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Intel Core2 X9000

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of Intel Core i5 560M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 X9000 vs Core i5 560M

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 X9000
118.9 MB/s
Core i5 560M
1,410,000 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 X9000  vs
Core i5 560M 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
478
P
BGA 1288
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 44W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.6 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 1.73 pt/W 16.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 35.75W 28.44W

details

Core2 X9000  vs
Core i5 560M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 20

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.58 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.58 GHz 3.1 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 766 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 X9000
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