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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 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 85.31W 3x lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,452 vs 1,183 Around 25% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Jun, 2010 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
Better performance per watt 3.12 pt/W vs 1.84 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Front view of AMD Opteron 2360 SE

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AMD Opteron 2360 SE

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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
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 8,295 vs 3,161 More than 2.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.95 GHz vs 2.48 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 370M vs Opteron 2360 SE

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
Opteron 2360 SE
146,600 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 370M  vs
Opteron 2360 SE 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A
F
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 105W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 3.12 pt/W 1.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 85.31W

details

Core i3 370M  vs
Opteron 2360 SE 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 18 12

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.48 GHz 2.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz 2.95 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 500 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 667 MHz N/A
Intel Core i3 370M
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