Athlon ii P360 Vs Core 2 Duo T5800
Athlon ii P360 can be categorized as an entry level dual core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. Its lacks performance as compared to the Intel’s recent Arrandale based processors ( Core i3 processors and the Pentium P6000, P6100 etc). It makes more sense to compare the Athlon ii P360 with the similarly clocked Core 2 processors. Let us take a quick look at the benchmarking chart below for comparison of the Athlon ii P360 with Core 2 Duo T58000
|Item||Athlon ii P360||Core 2 Duo T5800|
|Super Pi 2M benchmark ( lower is better)||70 seconds||90|
|3D Mark 06 – CPU||1825||1640|
The Table does point out that the Athlon ii P360 is better than the Core 2 Duo T5800. However, you may like to note that P360 is a 2.3 GHz part, while the core 2 Duo is a 2 GHz. Part. It may, therefore be better to compare the P360 with Core 2 Duo T7500 – a 2.2 GHz part.
Some notes on the Architectural differences in the Athlon ii P360 and the Core 2 Duo T5800
– The Athlon ii P360 has integrated memory controller while the Core 2 Duo T5800 does not has one. The Integrated memory controller does help a bit
– Athlon ii P360 has 1 MB of L2 Cache while the T5800 has 2 MB of L2 Cache. The
– The Athlon ii P360 communicates with the North Bridge chip with fast differential HyperTransport bus. This is faster than the front side bus of the Core 2 Duo T5800.