CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2400 vs 4150 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
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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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i3 4150

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4150

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 93.6W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 100.92 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 27.75 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 3 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2400 vs i3 4150

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 2400
2,260,000 MB/s
Core i3 4150
3,865,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Core i5 2400
10,769
Core i3 4150
7,012

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2400  vs
i3 4150 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
LGA 1150
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s

details

Core i5 2400  vs
i3 4150 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 35
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 72°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD graphics 4400

power consumption

TDP 95W 54W
Annual home energy cost 27.75 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.92 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 8.14 pt/W 13.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.6W 43.88W

bus

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