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Intel Pentium E6300

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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 better geekbench 3 AES single core score 119,300 MB/s vs 101,000 MB/s Around 20% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.53 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz vs 2.48 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 3.12 pt/W vs 1.81 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Newer Jun, 2010 vs Apr, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E6300 vs Core i3 370M

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 E6300
119,300 MB/s
Core i3 370M
101,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E6300  vs
Core i3 370M 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 35W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.81 pt/W 3.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 28.44W

details

Pentium E6300  vs
Core i3 370M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 228,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 10 18

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.05 GHz 2.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz 2.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 667 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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