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Front view of Intel Core i5 2400

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Intel Core i5 2400

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD FX 6100

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2400 vs FX 6100

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
8,298
FX 6100
6,990

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
2,638
FX 6100
1,798

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
2,260,000 MB/s
FX 6100
2,090,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
8,258
FX 6100
6,679

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
9,093
FX 6100
7,818

GeekBench

Core i5 2400
10,769
FX 6100
8,368

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 2400
5,901
FX 6100
5,409

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 2400
1,742
FX 6100
1,184

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2400  vs
FX 6100 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
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
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 27.75 $/year 48.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.92 $/year 136.66 $/year
Performance per watt 8.14 pt/W 3.75 pt/W
Peak power consumption 115.2W 156W
Typical power consumption 93.6W N/A

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,200 MT/s

details

Core i5 2400  vs
FX 6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 63 142
Overclocked clock speed 3.54 GHz 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.51 GHz 4.72 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,244.5 3,158.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz 4.4 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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