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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E6300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E6300

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Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,138 vs 619 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) 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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz vs 2.38 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 1.81 pt/W vs 1.04 pt/W Around 75% better performance per watt
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 71 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2009 vs Sep, 2008 Release date 6 months later
Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8250e

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AMD Phenom X3 8250e

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More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 2 1 more threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E6300 vs Phenom X3 8250e

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium E6300  vs
Phenom X3 8250e 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri 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 1.81 pt/W 1.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W


Pentium E6300  vs
Phenom X3 8250e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 1.05 - 1.25V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 71°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.05 GHz 2.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz 2.38 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


Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,800 MHz
Intel Pentium E6300
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