CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2310M vs B53 among all CPUs

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

6.4

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 power consumption.

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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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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 65W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 70 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 3.44 pt/W vs 1.09 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 19.27 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 70.08 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom II X2 B53

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X2 B53

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Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.95 GHz vs 2.11 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2310M vs Phenom II X2 B53

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2310M  vs
Phenom II X2 B53 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 80W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 3.44 pt/W 1.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 65W

details

Core i3 2310M  vs
Phenom II X2 B53 
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
L3 cache 3 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.11 GHz 3.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,537.1 2,515.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.11 GHz 3.95 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 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Core i3 2310M
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