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Front view of Intel Core i3 2310E

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2310E

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,127 vs 451 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 2,839 vs 776 Around 3.8x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 3.46 pt/W vs 2.29 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Aug, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 95 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon Neo X2 L325

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AMD Athlon Neo X2 L325

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Lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 28.44W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2310E vs Athlon Neo X2 L325

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2310E  vs
Athlon Neo X2 L325 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

power consumption

TDP 35W 18W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 3.46 pt/W 2.29 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 14.63W

details

Core i3 2310E  vs
Athlon Neo X2 L325 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 1.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A
Intel Core i3 2310E
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