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Front view of Intel Pentium E5300

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Intel Pentium E5300

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,271 vs 1,427 Around 60% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz vs 2.92 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 1.66 pt/W vs 0.61 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2008 vs Feb, 2007 Release date 11 months later
Front view of AMD Opteron 1210 HE

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AMD Opteron 1210 HE

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Opteron 1210 HE vs the Intel Pentium E5300.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5300 vs Opteron 1210 HE

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs


PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium E5300  vs
Opteron 1210 HE 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
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 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W


Pentium E5300  vs
Opteron 1210 HE 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 13 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C 0 - 55°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 2.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 2.92 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 Pentium E5300
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