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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G850

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G850

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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
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz vs 3.05 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.05W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 27.79 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 68.5 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G850 vs Core2 Duo E7500

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 G850
143,900 MB/s
Core2 Duo E7500
124,700 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 G850  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
LGA 775

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 65W
Annual home energy cost 27.79 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 68.5 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.99 pt/W 1.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.05W 52.81W

details

Pentium G850  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 29 11
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 74.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.05 GHz 3.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 4.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz 3.85 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Pentium G850
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