AMD EPYC 7H12 vs Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300

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Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300
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Price now 4250$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Core 2 Duo SP9300 and EPYC 7H12 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating24162
Value for moneyno data9.46
Market segmentLaptopServer
SeriesIntel Core 2 DuoAMD EPYC
Architecture codenamePenryn (2008−2011)Zen 2 (2019−2020)
Release date20 August 2008 (14 years old)18 September 2019 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$284no data
Current priceno data$4250
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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Technical specs

Core 2 Duo SP9300 and EPYC 7H12 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)
Base clock speed2.26 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost clock speed2.26 GHz3.3 GHz
Bus support1066 MHzno data
L1 cacheno data4 MB
L2 cache6 MB32 MB
L3 cache6 MB L2 Cache256 MB (shared)
Chip lithography45 nm7 nm, 14 nm
Die size107 mm2192 mm2
Maximum core temperature105 °Cno data
Number of transistors410 Million4,800 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier-+
VID voltage range1.05V - 1.15Vno data


Information on Core 2 Duo SP9300 and EPYC 7H12 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configurationno data2 (Multiprocessor)
Thermal design power (TDP)25 Watt280 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo SP9300 and EPYC 7H12. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NIno data+
AVXno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology-no data
Hyper-Threading Technology-no data
Idle States-no data
Demand Based Switching-no data
FSB parity-no data

Security technologies

Core 2 Duo SP9300 and EPYC 7H12 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Duo SP9300 and EPYC 7H12 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-x+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo SP9300 and EPYC 7H12. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesno dataDDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory sizeno data4 TiB
Max memory channelsno data8
Maximum memory bandwidthno data204.763 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data+

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 0.76 79.98
Recency 20 August 2008 18 September 2019
Boost clock speed 2260 3300
Base clock speed 0 2600
Chip lithography 45 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 25 Watt 280 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends


Be aware that Core 2 Duo SP9300 is a notebook processor while EPYC 7H12 is a server/workstation one.

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Competitors of Core 2 Duo SP9300 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo SP9300 by AMD is Turion II P540, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Turion II P540 Turion II P540

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo SP9300:

E2-9010 103.95
A6-9220e 102.63
Core 2 Duo SP9300 100
E2-9000 96.05

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