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Front view of Intel Core i3 330M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 330M

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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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon Neo X2 6650e

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AMD Athlon Neo X2 6650e

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Slightly higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Core i3 330M  vs Athlon Neo X2 6650e 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 330M  vs
Athlon Neo X2 6650e 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1288
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 330M  vs
Athlon Neo X2 6650e 
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 2.34 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.34 GHz 2.2 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
Intel Core i3 330M
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AMD Athlon Neo X2 6650e
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