Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 vs AMD Mobile Sempron SI-40

Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
AMD Mobile Sempron SI-40

General info

Comparing Core 2 Duo P8700 and Mobile Sempron SI-40 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.77
 
n/d
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core 2 Duo
 
AMD Mobile Sempron
Achitecture codename
Penryn
 
Sable
Release date
1 January 2009
 
4 July 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$209
 
n/d
Price now
$38
 
n/d

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo P8700 and Mobile Sempron SI-40 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 Mobile Sempron SI-40 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
1
Number of threads
2
 
1
Maximum frequency
2.53 GHz
 
2 GHz
Bus support
1066 MHz
 
1800 MHz
L2 cache
3072 KB
 
512 KB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
65 nm
Die size
107 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Transistor count
410 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo P8700 and Mobile Sempron SI-40 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Socket
BGA479, PGA478
 
S1g2
Power consumption (TDP)
25 Watt
 
25 Watt

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Duo P8700 and Mobile Sempron SI-40. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

2 Duo P8700 3.43
Mobile Sempron SI-40 3.48 +1.5%

3DMark06 CPU

2 Duo P8700 2254 +192%
Mobile Sempron SI-40 772

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo P8700 and Mobile Sempron SI-40 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

Somewhat newer (1 January 2009 vs 4 July 2008)
Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 65 nm)

Advantages of AMD Mobile Sempron SI-40

1.5% faster in synthetic tests

So, Core 2 Duo P8700 or Mobile Sempron SI-40?

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