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Front view of Intel Core i3 2370M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2370M

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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
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400e

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400e

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Lower typical power consumption 17.88W vs 28.44W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 2.43 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 5.3 $/year vs 8.43 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 30.66 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i3 2370M  vs Athlon 64 X2 3400e 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2370M  vs
Athlon 64 X2 3400e 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes 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

details

Core i3 2370M  vs
Athlon 64 X2 3400e 
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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.43 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.43 GHz 2.7 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 22W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 5.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 19.27 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 17.88W
Intel Core i3 2370M
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400e
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