AMD Brisbane, 65 nm (Athlon 64 X2 6000+, Rev. G2)
Brisbane was the last processor in AMD’s successful Athlon 64 X2 line. It had 512 KB L2 cache per core, and this particular model runs at 3.1 GHz. The Athlon 64 X2 6000+ requires a Socket AM2 interface and sports an integrated memory controller.
Intel Wolfdale, 45 nm (Core 2 Duo E8600, Rev. E0)
Intel used the code name Wolfdale for its die-shrunk 45 nm Core 2 design. Wolfdale simultaneously improved power efficiency and created room for more L2 cache. While Conroe had 4 MB of L2 cache, Wolfdale-based chips are equipped with 6 MB.
We're using the Core 2 Duo E8600, which runs at 3.33 GHz by default. However, by dropping the multiplier from 10x to 9x, we got it down to our 3 GHz target.
Intel Conroe, 65 nm (Core 2 Duo E6850, Rev. E0)
The Conroe core is what first replaced the troubled NetBurst design on the desktop. This processor actually marks a turning point in history, as it ended AMD’s dominance back in 2006 by delivering much more performance per clock than NetBurst, and by lowering power consumption significantly. Here we're using the Core 2 Duo E6850.
- A Real (Theoretical) Performance Shootout
- Six-Core CPUs: AMD Thuban And Intel Gulftown
- Modern Quad-Core CPUs: AMD Deneb And Intel Sandy Bridge
- Modern Dual-Core CPUs: AMD Regor And Intel Clarkdale
- Older Dual-Core Designs: AMD Brisbane, Intel Conroe, And Intel Wolfdale
- Outdated Dual-Core Designs: AMD Windsor And Intel Prescott
- Platforms: LGA 1366, 1156, 1155, 775, Socket AM2+, And AM3
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11
- Benchmark Results: Sandra 2010 Pro
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Archiving Tools
- Benchmark Results: OCR And PDF Creation
- Benchmark Results: Professional Applications