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Front view of Intel Core i3 370M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 370M

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 0.9 GHz Around 2.8x higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.25 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz vs 0.98 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 0.9 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 900

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AMD Athlon 900

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 900 vs the Intel Core i3 370M.

Features Key features of the Core i3 370M  vs Athlon 900 

clock speed

Core i3 370M
2.4 GHz
Athlon 900
0.9 GHz

L2 cache

Athlon 900
0.25 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i3 370M
2.48 GHz
Athlon 900
0.98 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i3 370M
2.4 GHz
Athlon 900
0.9 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 370M  vs
Athlon 900 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 0.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A
Slot A

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Core i3 370M  vs
Athlon 900 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 180 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.48 GHz 0.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 0.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz 0.98 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 28.44W N/A
Intel Core i3 370M
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