Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600 vs Core i3-3227U

Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600
Intel Core i3-3227U

General info

Comparing Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core 2 Duo
 
Intel Core i3
Achitecture codename
Penryn
 
Ivy Bridge
Release date
1 March 2009
 
25 January 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$316
 
$225

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U 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 Core i3-3227U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.13 GHz
 
1.9 GHz
FSB
1066 MHz
 
n/d
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
6134 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3072 KB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
107 mm2
 
118 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
105 °C
Transistor count
410 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
n/d
 
1
Socket
BGA956
 
FCBGA1023
Power consumption (TDP)
17 Watt
 
17 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® AVX
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Demand Based Switching
n/d
 
-
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
Anti-Theft
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3 / L / -RS 1333 / 1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1100 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
SDVO
n/d
 
+
CRT
n/d
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

2 Duo SL9600 15.83 +104%
i3-3227U 7.76

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2 Duo SL9600 2054
i3-3227U 2571 +25.2%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

2 Duo SL9600 3281
i3-3227U 5806 +77%

wPrime 32

2 Duo SL9600 43
i3-3227U 29 +48.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo SL9600 and Core i3-3227U 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

104% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests

Advantages of Intel Core i3-3227U

Much newer (25 January 2013 vs 1 March 2009)
Cheaper ($225 vs $316)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 45 nm)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Anti-Theft (Anti-Theft enabled laptop, if equipped with a 3G module, can be blocked remotely by an SMS message when stolen)
My WiFi (allows an Intel CPU based laptop function as a WiFi router)
Idle States (a set of CPU idle states of varied depth, used for energy saving purposes)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
Thermal Monitorin (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
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)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, Core 2 Duo SL9600 or Core i3-3227U?

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 Core i3-3227U, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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