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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 2332M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2332M

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Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.83 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,039 vs 499 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of Intel Celeron N2940

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Intel Celeron N2940

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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 newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 28.44W 4.7x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 7.82 pt/W vs 3.06 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Sep, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 4.7x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 4.7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2332M vs Celeron N2940

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2332M  vs
Celeron N2940 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.83 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Architecture DMI FSB

details

Core i3 2332M  vs
Celeron N2940 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 2.25 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 7.5W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 1.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 6.57 $/year
Performance per watt 3.06 pt/W 7.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 6.09W
Intel Core i3 2332M
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