Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 vs Core 2 Duo T7250

General info

Comparing Core 2 Duo T6500 and Core 2 Duo T7250 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
Value for money (0-100)
Market segment
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core 2 Duo
Architecture codename
Launch date
1 January 2009 (12 years ago)
2 August 2007 (13 years ago)
Price now

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo T6500 and Core 2 Duo T7250 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 cores
2 (Dual-core)
2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed
2.1 GHz
2 GHz
Boost clock speed
2.1 GHz
2 GHz
Bus support
800 MHz
800 MHz
L1 cache
no data
64 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
2 MB
L3 cache
2 MB L2 Cache
no data
Chip lithography
45 nm
65 nm
Die size
107 mm2
143 mm2
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
100 °C
Number of transistors
410 Million
291 Million
64 bit support
VID voltage range
no data


Information on Core 2 Duo T6500 and Core 2 Duo T7250 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 configuration
no data
PPGA478, PBGA479
Thermal design power (TDP)
35 Watt
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo T6500 and Core 2 Duo T7250. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Technology
Hyper-Threading Technology
Demand Based Switching
no data
FSB parity
no data

Security technologies

Core 2 Duo T6500 and Core 2 Duo T7250 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Duo T6500 and Core 2 Duo T7250 are enumerated here.


Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Core 2 Duo T6500 0.78
Core 2 Duo T7250 0.79 +1.3%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Core 2 Duo T6500 2249 +8.5%
Core 2 Duo T7250 2073

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Core 2 Duo T6500 1879 +10.2%
Core 2 Duo T7250 1705

wPrime 32

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Core 2 Duo T6500 37.05 +21.5%
Core 2 Duo T7250 45

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Core 2 Duo T6500 4262 +13.3%
Core 2 Duo T7250 3763


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Core 2 Duo T6500 687
Core 2 Duo T7250 689 +0.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo T6500 and Core 2 Duo T7250 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 57% minimum and 42% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Competitors of Core 2 Duo T6500 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo T6500 from AMD is A4-3330MX, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo T6500:

Competitors of Core 2 Duo T7250 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo T7250 from AMD is A4-3330MX, which is slower by 1% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo T7250:

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo T6500

Much newer (1 January 2009 vs 2 August 2007)

Higher boost clock speed (2100 vs 2000 MHz)

Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 65 nm)

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo T7250

1.3% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($62 vs $84)

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 and Intel Core 2 Duo T7250. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Core 2 Duo T6500 and Core 2 Duo T7250, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite CPU.

Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250

Similar processor comparisons

We picked several similar comparisons of processors in the same market segment and performance relatively close to those reviewed on this page.

User rating

Here you can see how users rate the processors, as well as rate them yourself.

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about Core 2 Duo T6500 or Core 2 Duo T7250, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.