Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600 vs AMD Athlon X2 QL-64
Comparing Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Athlon X2 QL-64 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Athlon X2 QL-64 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 SL9600 and Athlon X2 QL-64 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 SL9600 and Athlon X2 QL-64 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Athlon X2 QL-64. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Athlon X2 QL-64 are enumerated here.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Athlon X2 QL-64. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
2 Duo SL9600 15.83
Athlon X2 QL-64 12.47 +26.9%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
2 Duo SL9600 2054 +27.3%
Athlon X2 QL-64 1614
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
2 Duo SL9600 3281 +1.8%
Athlon X2 QL-64 3223
2 Duo SL9600 43
Athlon X2 QL-64 43 +0.7%
Let's see how good Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Athlon X2 QL-64 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600
26.9% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (1 March 2009 vs 1 January 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (17 vs 35 watts)
Advantages of AMD Athlon X2 QL-64
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Core 2 Duo SL9600 or Athlon X2 QL-64?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Athlon X2 QL-64, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.