CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E6500 vs 8750B among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium E6500 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium E6500  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E6500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E6500

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,195 vs 799 Around 50% 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 performance per watt 1.88 pt/W vs 0.92 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.86 GHz vs 2.89 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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 X3 8750B

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X3 8750B

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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
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer Aug, 2008 vs Jan, 2008 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E6500 vs Phenom X3 8750B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E6500  vs
Phenom X3 8750B 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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
Performance per watt 1.88 pt/W 0.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

details

Pentium E6500  vs
Phenom X3 8750B 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.86 GHz 2.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.86 GHz 2.89 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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,800 MHz
Intel Pentium E6500
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AMD Phenom X3 8750B
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