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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E5300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5300

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Much better performance per watt 1.66 pt/W vs 1.07 pt/W More than 55% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz vs 3.17 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 B22

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AMD Athlon II X2 B22

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Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5300 vs Athlon II X2 B22

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 E5300
110,800 MB/s
Athlon II X2 B22
110.8 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5300  vs
Athlon II X2 B22 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 1.66 pt/W 1.07 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Pentium E5300  vs
Athlon II X2 B22 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 3.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 3.17 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

Clock speed 800 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Pentium E5300
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