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Front view of Intel Pentium E5300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5300

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 960

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AMD Phenom II X4 960

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Pentium E5300  vs Phenom II X4 960 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5300  vs
Phenom II X4 960 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Pentium E5300  vs
Phenom II X4 960 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 800 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Pentium E5300
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AMD Phenom II X4 960
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