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Intel Core i3 4010U

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Intel Core i3 4010U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 28.54 pt/W vs 1.61 pt/W More than 17.8x better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 36.56W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 78 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Aug, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 936 vs 752 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Slightly better PassMark score 2,443 vs 1,471 More than 65% better PassMark score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
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
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 75% 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
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4010U vs Athlon X2 4850B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4010U  vs
Athlon X2 4850B 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 45W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 28.54 pt/W 1.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 36.56W

details

Core i3 4010U  vs
Athlon X2 4850B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 78°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.7 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.7 GHz 3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 200 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz N/A
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