CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 380M vs N2940 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Celeron N2940 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Celeron N2940  based on its power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 380M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 380M

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Higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 1.83 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 500 MHz vs 313 MHz Around 60% higher GPU clock speed
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,505 vs 855 More than 75% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.59 GHz vs 2.25 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,269 vs 2,768 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz vs 2.25 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron N2940

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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
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better turbo clock speed 854 MHz vs 667 MHz Around 30% better turbo clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 28.44W 4.7x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 7.82 pt/W vs 2.98 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 1.83 mHash/s vs 0.62 mHash/s Around 3x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Sep, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Better performance per dollar 0.55 pt/$ vs 0.46 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 4.7x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 4.7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 380M vs Celeron N2940

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 380M
0.62 mHash/s
Celeron N2940
1.83 mHash/s

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 380M
106,200 MB/s
Celeron N2940
52,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 380M  vs
Celeron N2940 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 1.83 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 7.5W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 1.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 6.57 $/year
Performance per watt 2.98 pt/W 7.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 6.09W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core i3 380M  vs
Celeron N2940 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.59 GHz 2.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 2.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.59 GHz 2.25 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 313 MHz
Turbo clock speed 667 MHz 854 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
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