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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 X9100

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Intel Core2 X9100

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of Intel Core i3 390

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i3 390 vs the Core2 X9100.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 X9100 vs Core i3 390

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 X9100
3,039
Core i3 390
3,484

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 X9100
1,663
Core i3 390
1,588

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 X9100
129,300 MB/s
Core i3 390
112,200 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 X9100
2,965
Core i3 390
3,394

GeekBench

Core2 X9100
3,445
Core i3 390
3,970

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Core2 X9100
2,810
Core i3 390
2,811

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core2 X9100
2,057
Core i3 390
2,177

PassMark (Single Core)

Core2 X9100
1,178
Core i3 390
1,000

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 X9100  vs
Core i3 390 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
P
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A
478
479
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 44W 21W
Annual home energy cost 10.6 $/year 5.06 $/year
Performance per watt 2.93 pt/W 5.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 35.75W 17.06W

details

Core2 X9100  vs
Core i3 390 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000 144,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 17
Voltage range 1.05 - 1.26V 1 - 1.29V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.78 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 2.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz 2.75 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

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 400 MHz
Intel Core2 X9100
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