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Front view of Intel Core i5 2430M

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Much better performance per watt 18.27 pt/W vs 3.03 pt/W More than 6x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% better turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 65 °C Around 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better performance per dollar 2.84 pt/$ vs 2.53 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,364 vs 1,136 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.77 GHz vs 2.35 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 3,275 vs 2,073 Around 60% better PassMark score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron G550T

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Newer Sep, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2430M vs Celeron G550T

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2430M  vs
Celeron G550T 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 18.27 pt/W 3.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i5 2430M  vs
Celeron G550T 
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 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.77 GHz 2.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.77 GHz 2.35 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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