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Front view of Intel Core i3 2328M

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Intel Core i3 2328M

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x 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
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Aug, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,101 vs 752 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 3.46 pt/W vs 1.61 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 78 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Slightly better PassMark score 2,520 vs 1,471 More than 70% better PassMark score
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
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4850B

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AMD Athlon X2 4850B

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Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz vs 2.26 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2328M vs Athlon X2 4850B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2328M  vs
Athlon X2 4850B 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
AM2+
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
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 1.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 36.56W

details

Core i3 2328M  vs
Athlon X2 4850B 
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 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 78°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.26 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.26 GHz 3 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 2328M
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