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Intel Core i3 4158U

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 4158U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4158U

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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 33.32 pt/W vs 1.03 pt/W Around 32.5x better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 22.75W vs 77.19W 3.4x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 70 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,851 vs 1,106 More than 65% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.67 MB/core More than 2.2x more l3 cache per core
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,884 vs 2,998 Around 30% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.75 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 3.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 24.53 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 3.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD Phenom X3 8650

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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
Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.83 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.09 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4158U vs Phenom X3 8650

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 4158U
2,470,000 MB/s
Phenom X3 8650
88,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4158U  vs
Phenom X3 8650 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
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 28W 95W
Annual home energy cost 6.75 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 24.53 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 33.32 pt/W 1.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 22.75W 77.19W

details

Core i3 4158U  vs
Phenom X3 8650 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 2.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 2.83 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 200 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
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