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Intel Core i5 2430M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2430M

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.84 pt/$ vs 0.32 pt/$ More than 8.8x better performance per dollar
Much better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 800 MHz 50% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 18.27 pt/W vs 4.34 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.77 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,364 vs 689 Around 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 3,275 vs 1,719 More than 90% better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Jun, 2011 Release date 3 months later
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Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2430M vs i3 2340UE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2430M  vs
i3 2340UE 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1023
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 17W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 18.27 pt/W 4.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 13.81W

bus

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

details

Core i5 2430M  vs
i3 2340UE 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 13
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.77 GHz 1.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.77 GHz 1.3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,998.4 MB
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