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AMD Phenom II X3 720 vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

×AMD Phenom II X3 720×Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz+ ADD
Price$109.551$129.951
Socket TypeAM3LGA775
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed2.8 GHz3.2 GHz
Turbo SpeedNot SupportedNot Supported
# of Physical Cores3 (Threads: 3)2 (Threads: 2)
Max TDP95W65W
Yearly Running Cost$17.34$11.86
First Seen on ChartQ1 2009Q4 2008
# of Samples3682310
Cross-Platform Rating35663777
Single Thread Rating109213463
CPU Mark15261266
1 - Last seen price from our affiliates NewEgg.com & Amazon.com.
3 - Single thread rating may be higher than the overall rating, thread performance is just one component of the CPU Mark.

CPU Mark Rating
As of 15th of August 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
AMD Phenom II X3 720
1,526
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
1,266
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 15th of August 2020 - Higher results represent better value
AMD Phenom II X3 720
13.93
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
9.74
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 15th of August 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
AMD Phenom II X3 720
1,092
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
1,346

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
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Max TDP95W65W
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Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.