Intel Pentium E2140 vs Intel Core2 Duo E4600

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Intel Pentium E2140 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
Intel Pentium E2140 Intel Core2 Duo E4600

CPU comparison

Intel Pentium E2140 or Intel Core2 Duo E4600 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Pentium E2140 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.60 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium E2140 was released in Q2/2007.

The Intel Core2 Duo E4600 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core2 Duo E4600 was released in Q4/2007.
Intel Pentium (150) Family Intel Core2 Duo (29)
Intel Pentium D (6) CPU group Intel Core 2 Duo E4000/E6000 (15)
0 Generation 1
Presler Architecture Conroe (Core)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Pentium E2140 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Pentium E2140 is 1.60 GHz while the Intel Core2 Duo E4600 has 2 CPU cores and 2 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core2 Duo E4600 is at 2.40 GHz.

Intel Pentium E2140 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
1.60 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Pentium E2140 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Pentium E2140 or Intel Core2 Duo E4600 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Pentium E2140 can use up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 12.8 GB/s. The Intel Core2 Duo E4600 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 21.3 GB/s.

Intel Pentium E2140 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
DDR3-1066, DDR2-800 Memory DDR3-1333, DDR2-1066
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
12.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
No ECC No
1.00 MB L2 Cache 2.00 MB
-- L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Pentium E2140 is 65 W, while the Intel Core2 Duo E4600 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Pentium E2140 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Pentium E2140 is manufactured in 65 nm and has 1.00 MB cache. The Intel Core2 Duo E4600 is manufactured in 65 nm and has a 2.00 MB cache.

Intel Pentium E2140 Characteristic Intel Core2 Duo E4600
65 nm Technology 65 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
LGA 775 Socket LGA 775
None Virtualization VT-x
No AES-NI No
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2007 Release date Q4/2007
-- Release price --
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Pentium E2140 Intel Pentium E2140
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
226 (67%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
337 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Pentium E2140 Intel Pentium E2140
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
389 (64%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
607 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Pentium E2140 Intel Pentium E2140
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
550 (66%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
829 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Pentium E2140 Intel Pentium E2140
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
385 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Pentium E2140 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
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