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Front view of Intel Core i3 370M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 370M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,161 vs 1,000 Around 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 44.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,452 vs 1,004.5 Around 45% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better performance per watt 3.12 pt/W vs 0.62 pt/W More than 5x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2010 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 13.25 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 48.18 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2372 HE

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AMD Opteron 2372 HE

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 370M vs Opteron 2372 HE

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 2372 HE
78.7 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 370M  vs
Opteron 2372 HE 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.1 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 55W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 3.12 pt/W 0.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 44.69W

details

Core i3 370M  vs
Opteron 2372 HE 
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 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 18 10

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.48 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz 2.1 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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