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Intel Core i5 2300

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Front view of Intel Core i5 2300

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2300

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Intel Core i5 2300

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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 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 7.79 pt/W vs 1.81 pt/W More than 4.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,574 vs 859 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 5,322 vs 1,583 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.29 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.55 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs May, 2010 Release date 7 months later
Front view of AMD Turion II N530

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AMD Turion II N530

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 77.19W 2.7x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2300 vs Turion II N530

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 i5 2300
2,070,000 MB/s
Turion II N530
97.8 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2300  vs
Turion II N530 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
S1
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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 35W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 7.79 pt/W 1.81 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 28.44W

details

Core i5 2300  vs
Turion II N530 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.29 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.55 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.29 GHz 2.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 2300
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