Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100 vs AMD E1-6010

Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100
AMD E1-6010

General info

Comparing Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.72
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core 2 Extreme
 
AMD E-Series
Achitecture codename
Penryn
 
Beema
Release date
July 2008
 
29 April 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$851
 
n/d
Price now
$851
 
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Technical specs

Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
3.06 GHz
 
n/d
Bus support
1066 MHz
 
n/d
L1 cache
128 KB
 
n/d
L2 cache
6144 KB
 
1024 KB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
107 mm2
 
n/d
Transistor count
410 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
n/d
Socket
Socket P
 
FT3b
Power consumption (TDP)
44 Watt
 
10 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
-
 
+
FMA
-
 
FMA4
AVX
-
 
+
PowerNow
-
 
+
PowerGating
-
 
+
VirusProtect
-
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
AMT
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
IOMMU 2.0
-
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
Not Listed
Max memory channels
n/d
 
1

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Enduro
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010 integrated GPUs.
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
DirectX® 12
Vulkan
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

2 Extreme X9100 4.30
E1-6010 4.35 +1.2%

3DMark06 CPU

2 Extreme X9100 2810 +203.1%
E1-6010 927

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2 Extreme X9100 3834 +281.1%
E1-6010 1006

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

2 Extreme X9100 7440 +317%
E1-6010 1784

wPrime 32

2 Extreme X9100 46 +108.3%
E1-6010 96

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core 2 Extreme X9100 and E1-6010 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100

Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of AMD E1-6010

1.2% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 44 watts)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES-NI save
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
IOMMU20Menu
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, Core 2 Extreme X9100 or E1-6010?

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