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Intel Core i5 2400

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2400

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,742 vs 1,039 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 8.14 pt/W vs 3.06 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 5,901 vs 2,382 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.51 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Intel Core i3 2332M

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 93.6W 3.3x 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 27.75 $/year 3.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 100.92 $/year 3.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2011 vs Jan, 2011 Release date 8 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2400 vs i3 2332M

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2400  vs
i3 2332M 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

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

details

Core i5 2400  vs
i3 2332M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.54 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.51 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz 2.2 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 35W
Annual home energy cost 27.75 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.92 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 8.14 pt/W 3.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.6W 28.44W
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