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Front view of Intel x5-Z8350

Reasons to consider the
Intel x5-Z8350

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 9 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T5500

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Intel Core2 Duo T5500

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,392 vs 22.5 More than 61.8x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Higher clock speed 1.66 GHz vs 1.44 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 588 vs 311 Around 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.08 GHz vs 1.71 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.67 GHz vs 1.44 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of x5-Z8350 vs Core2 Duo T5500

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

x5-Z8350  vs
Core2 Duo T5500 
Clock speed 1.44 GHz 1.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 27.63W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

x5-Z8350  vs
Core2 Duo T5500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.71 GHz 2.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.44 GHz 1.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.71 GHz 2.08 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 400 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 200 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 500 MHz N/A
Intel x5-Z8350
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