CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2310M vs 4500M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2310M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2310M  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Intel Core i3 2310M

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Front view of Intel Core i3 2310M

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 2310M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2310M

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Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 685 MHz More than 60% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.08 pt/$ vs 0.72 pt/$ More than 4.2x better performance per dollar
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 496 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,563 vs 1,223 Around 30% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A8 4500M

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 4500M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,220 vs 1,899 More than 15% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 4.16 mPixels/s vs 1.4 mPixels/s Around 3x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Newer May, 2012 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.33 GHz vs 2.11 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 12.56 pt/W vs 7.04 pt/W Around 80% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2310M vs A8 4500M

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 2310M
1.4 mPixels/s
A8 4500M
4.16 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
2,220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
3,234

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
1,223

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2310M
103,600 MB/s
A8 4500M
1,420,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
3,154

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
3,076

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 4500M
2,080

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2310M  vs
A8 4500M 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 7.04 pt/W 12.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i3 2310M  vs
A8 4500M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.11 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 1.9 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,537.1 1,054.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.11 GHz 2.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Radeon™ HD 7640G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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