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Intel Core i3 370M

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Front view of Intel Core i3 370M

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Intel Core i3 370M

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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
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,009 vs 617 Around 5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 90.9W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,452 vs 654 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 38.47 $/year 4.6x lower annual home energy cost
Better performance per watt 3.12 pt/W vs 0.44 pt/W More than 7x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Better PassMark score 2,023 vs 406 Around 5x better PassMark score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 81.56 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2010 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 370M vs Athlon 64 2650e

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 370M
101,000 MB/s
Athlon 64 2650e
41,400 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 370M  vs
Athlon 64 2650e 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A
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

details

Core i3 370M  vs
Athlon 64 2650e 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 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 2.48 GHz 2.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz 2.45 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 15W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 38.47 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 81.56 $/year
Performance per watt 3.12 pt/W 0.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 90.9W
Intel Core i3 370M
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