Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 vs Celeron 3215U

General info

Comparing Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
13.04
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core 2 Duo
 
Intel Celeron
Architecture codename
Penryn
 
Broadwell
Release date
1 January 2009
 
1 June 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$209
 
$107
Price now
$38
 
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Technical specs

Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.53 GHz
 
1.7 GHz
Bus support
1066 MHz
 
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L1 cache
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128 KB
L2 cache
3 MB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
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2 MB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
107 mm2
 
82 mm2
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
105 °C
Transistor count
410 Million
 
1300 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
1V - 1.25V
 
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Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
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1
Socket
BGA479, PGA478
 
FCBGA1168
Power consumption (TDP)
25 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
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Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
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-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
-
Hyper-Threading
-
 
-
Idle States
+
 
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Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
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+
Smart Response
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-
Demand Based Switching
-
 
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FDI
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+
Fast Memory Access
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+
FSB parity
-
 
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Security technologies

Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
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+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
OS Guard
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-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
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+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
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+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U.
Supported memory types
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DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
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16 GB
Max memory channels
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2
Maximum memory bandwidth
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25.6 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U.
Integrated graphics
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Intel® HD Graphics for 5th Generation Intel® Processors
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
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+
Graphics max frequency
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850 MHz
InTru 3D
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+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
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3
eDP
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+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
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11.2/12

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U.
PCIe revision
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2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
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12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

2 Duo P8700 1.20
Celeron 3215U 1.42 +18.3%

Passmark

2 Duo P8700 960
Celeron 3215U 1131 +17.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo P8700 and Celeron 3215U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo P8700

Higher maximum frequency (2530 vs 1700 MHz)

Advantages of Intel Celeron 3215U

18.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 June 2015 vs 1 January 2009)
Cheaper ($107 vs $209)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 25 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Wireless Display (allows attaching TVs and displays to a GPU through WiFi)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, Core 2 Duo P8700 or Celeron 3215U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Celeron 3215U.
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