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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 8100

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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 8100

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
8,298
FX 8100
6,389

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
2,638
FX 8100
1,523

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
2,260,000 MB/s
FX 8100
1,840 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
8,258
FX 8100
7,206

GeekBench

Core i5 2400
10,769
FX 8100
7,206

Cinebench R11.5

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 2400
5,901
FX 8100
6,080

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 2400
1,742
FX 8100
1,123

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2400  vs
FX 8100 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa 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 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.92 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 8.14 pt/W 1.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.6W 77.19W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1

details

Core i5 2400  vs
FX 8100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 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 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.54 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.51 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz 2.8 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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