CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2310M vs 4400+


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?



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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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm 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 PassMark (Single core) score 1,007 vs 678 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark11 physics score 2,390 vs 960 Around 2.5x better 3DMark11 physics score
Slightly better PassMark score 2,426 vs 1,140 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 9.93 pt/W vs 2.18 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+

Reasons to consider the
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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.96 GHz vs 2.11 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

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

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench (64-bit)


3D Mark 11 (Physics)


Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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
Is hyperthreaded Yes No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1


Overclocked clock speed 2.11 GHz 2.96 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,537.1 1,605.4
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.11 GHz 2.96 GHz

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 9.93 pt/W 2.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W
Intel Core i3 2310M
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
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