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Front view of Intel Pentium E5300

Reasons to consider the
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 1,922 Around 20% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 89.38W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz vs 2.91 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,052 vs 620 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2008 vs Aug, 2005 Release date over 2 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 65 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 1.66 pt/W vs 0.52 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 26.5 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 96.36 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 170

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AMD Opteron 170

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Opteron 170 vs the Intel Pentium E5300.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5300 vs Opteron 170

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5300  vs
Opteron 170 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
939

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Pentium E5300  vs
Opteron 170 
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 10
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 1.3 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C 0 - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 2.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 2.91 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 110W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 26.5 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 96.36 $/year
Performance per watt 1.66 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 89.38W
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