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Front view of Intel Pentium E6500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E6500

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Much 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
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 49 °C More than 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Athlon 3200+

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AMD Athlon 3200+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 3200+ vs the Intel Pentium E6500.

Features Key features of the Pentium E6500  vs Athlon 3200+ 

clock speed

Pentium E6500
2.93 GHz
Athlon 3200+
2 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E6500  vs
Athlon 3200+ 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
939

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 67W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 16.14 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 58.69 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 54.44W

details

Pentium E6500  vs
Athlon 3200+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 49°C

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 E6500
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