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Front view of Intel Core i3 4150

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4150

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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 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 13.38 pt/W vs 1 pt/W Around 13.5x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 62 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 52.52 $/year 4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 146.29 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Apr, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of AMD Phenom II X6 Black 1090T

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AMD Phenom II X6 Black 1090T

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4150 vs Phenom II X6 Black 1090T

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 4150
3,865,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4150  vs
Phenom II X6 Black 1090T 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1150
AM3
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR2-1066
DDR3
DDR2
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s

details

Core i3 4150  vs
Phenom II X6 Black 1090T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 0.5 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 35 16
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 62°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD graphics 4400 N/A

power consumption

TDP 54W 125W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 52.52 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 146.29 $/year
Performance per watt 13.38 pt/W 1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W N/A

bus

Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 4,000 MT/s
Intel Core i3 4150
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AMD Phenom II X6 Black 1090T
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