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Intel Core i3 2328M

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Intel Core i3 2328M

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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 more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.17 MB/core 9x more l3 cache per core
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 71 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,598 vs 1,236 Around 30% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Oct, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Better performance per watt 3.46 pt/W vs 1.59 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 39.42 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2328M vs Athlon II X3 405e

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2328M
108,750 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2328M  vs
Athlon II X3 405e 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes 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 45W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 3.46 pt/W 1.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 36.56W

details

Core i3 2328M  vs
Athlon II X3 405e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.17 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.26 GHz 3.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.26 GHz 3.45 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
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