Core 2 Duo E7500: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Core 2 Duo E7500 provides poor benchmark performance at 0.73% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


Intel started Core 2 Duo E7500 sales on January 2009. This is a Wolfdale architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2933 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA775 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 74 °C. It supports DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 memory.

Primary details

Core 2 Duo E7500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2563
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation0.83
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWolfdale (2008−2010)
Release dateJanuary 2009 (15 years ago)
Current price$69 of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed2.93 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.93 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache3 MB (shared)of 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography45 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size82 mm2
Maximum core temperature74 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)74 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors228 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo
VID voltage range0.85V-1.3625V


Information on Core 2 Duo E7500 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo E7500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Demand Based Switching-
FSB parity-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo E7500's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1, DDR2, DDR3

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Duo E7500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Core 2 Duo E7500 0.73


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Core 2 Duo E7500 1133

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Core 2 Duo E7500 346

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Core 2 Duo E7500 565

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core 2 Duo E7500's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.

Celeron G540T 101.37
Core 2 Duo E7500 100
Celeron G530 98.63

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core 2 Duo E7500 is Phenom II X2 B53, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo E7500:

Sempron 3850 101.37
Core 2 Duo E7500 100

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core 2 Duo E7500, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core 2 Duo E7500 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 8720 configurations using Core 2 Duo E7500 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.9% (76/8720)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.05% (4/8720)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.05% (4/8720)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (18/8720)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.01% (1/8720)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (10/8720)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.01% (1/8720)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.07% (6/8720)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.02% (2/8720)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.01% (1/8720)

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