Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 vs AMD Phenom II X3 N870
Comparing Core 2 Duo P9600 and Phenom II X3 N870 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core 2 Duo P9600 and Phenom II X3 N870 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 P9600 and Phenom II X3 N870 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Manufacturing process technology
64 bit support
Information on Core 2 Duo P9600 and Phenom II X3 N870 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Power consumption (TDP)
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Duo P9600 and Phenom II X3 N870 are enumerated here.
Let's see how good Core 2 Duo P9600 and Phenom II X3 N870 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
Less power hungry (25 vs 35 watts)
Advantages of AMD Phenom II X3 N870
0.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (16 December 2010 vs 1 January 2009)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Core 2 Duo P9600 or Phenom II X3 N870?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 and AMD Phenom II X3 N870. The differences in performance seem too small.
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