CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2310M vs 4400+

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

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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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Newer manufacturing process 32 nms vs 90 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Better 3DMark11 physics score 2,390 vs 960 Around 2.5x better 3DMark11 physics score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,000 vs 678 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 5,431 vs 2,808 Around 95% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better PassMark score 2,412 vs 1,131 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 10.67 pt/W vs 2.34 pt/W More than 4.5x better performance per watt
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+

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Slightly higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better performance per dollar 3.04 pt/$ vs 1.66 pt/$ Around 85% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.72 GHz vs 2.12 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.03 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2310M vs Athlon 64 X2 4400+

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 2310M Athlon 64 X2 4400+ @ community.futuremark.com

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2310M  vs
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM2
939
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 10.67 pt/W 2.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

details

Core i3 2310M  vs
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 90 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.12 GHz 2.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 3.03 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,537.1 1,503.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.12 GHz 2.72 GHz
Intel Core i3 2310M
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
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