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Intel Pentium P6100 Vs Core 2 Duo T7200

February 16th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

We chose to take up the comparison of the Intel Pentium P6100 and the Core 2 Duo T7200, as both of them have two cores and both are 2 GHz parts. None of them has Hyperthreading Support and they do not support turbo boost as in the newer Core i5 processor. Before we take up the real comparison of the benchmarking results, let us take a look at some of the key points in the architecture of these two processors.

– The Core 2 Duo T7200 has 4 MB of L2 Cache while the Pentium P6100 has 3 MB of L3 Cache that Intel calls smart cache.

– The Pentium P6100 is based upon the newer Arrandale architecture. It has integrated memory controller, which reduces the memory latency and increases the memory transfer rate. The core 2 Duo T7200 communicates first to a North Bridge which, in turn communicates with the memory. This slows down the memory transfer rate.

– The Pentium P6100 has integrated graphics as an added feature. This feature is absent in the core 2 duo T7200 processor. The system manufacturer can take advantage of the integrated graphics to reduce system cost, by not requiring additional discrete graphics component.

– On the plus side of the Core 2 Duo T7200 – it does support the virtualization technology that Pentium P6100 does not. The virtualization technology helps, in case you wish to run multiple operating system simultaneously.

– Both the processors support 64 bit instructions.

– As far as the Lithography is concerned, the Core 2 Duo T7200 is manufactured with 65 nm technology while Pentium P6100 is manufactured with 32 nm technology. To be more exact the Pentium P6100 has two dies, the processor section on one die manufactured with 32 nm litho while the graphics and memory controller, on the other die is manufactured with 45 nm lithography.

It is not time for the numbers and benchmarks. This is the only way we can conclude decisively which of the two processors are better and to what extent.

– The Super Pi 2M takes 50 seconds for the Pentium P6100 while it takes 63 seconds, suggesting a faster performance for the Pentium P6100

– The 3DMark 06 score was found to be 1720 for the T7200 as compared to 1840 of Pentium P6100

– The SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone score was 18350 for Pentium P6100 Vs 18150 for T7200.

The detailed comparison of each and every benchmarking result is beyond the scope of this article. We wanted to bring out a quick comparison and we conclude that the Pentium P6100 has better performance as compared to the Core 2 Duo T7200 processor.

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