CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E2160 vs E8400 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E8400  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E2160

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Intel Pentium E2160

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Higher Maximum operating temperature 73.3 °C vs 72.4 °C Almost the same
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8400

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Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 2,160 vs 999 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,251 vs 655 More than 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,826 vs 1,600 More than 75% 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 performance per watt 1.83 pt/W vs 1.12 pt/W Around 65% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 3.11 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz vs 3.72 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2008 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E2160 vs Core2 Duo E8400

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

Pentium E2160
76,700 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E2160  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

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

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

details

Pentium E2160  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 105,000,000 410,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73.3°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 125
Overclock review score 3 4.5
Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 4.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.72 GHz 4.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 4.22 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.12 pt/W 1.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,333 MHz
Intel Pentium E2160
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