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Intel Core i3 4150

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Front view of Intel Core i3 4150

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Intel Core i3 4150

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Much better performance per dollar 5.92 pt/$ vs 0.59 pt/$ More than 10x better performance per dollar
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 13.38 pt/W vs 3.46 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,020 vs 1,127 Around 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Better PassMark score 4,904 vs 2,839 Around 75% better PassMark score
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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
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 43.88W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 13.01 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 47.3 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4150 vs 2310E

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 4150  vs
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1150
BGA 1023
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s


Core i3 4150  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 35 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 100°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 3000

power consumption

TDP 54W 35W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 13.38 pt/W 3.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 28.44W


Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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