CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2410M vs 5600B among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 2410M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 2410M  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2410M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2410M

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 14.07 pt/W vs 1.18 pt/W Around 12x better performance per watt
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,327 vs 895 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 3,161 vs 1,304 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Aug, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5600B

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 5600B

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Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz vs 2.64 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2410M vs Athlon X2 5600B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2410M  vs
Athlon X2 5600B 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM2+
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 14.07 pt/W 1.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

details

Core i5 2410M  vs
Athlon X2 5600B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.64 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.64 GHz 2.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 2410M
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