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Front view of Intel Core i5 2450M

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Intel Core i5 2450M

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2450M vs i3 4100U

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2450M  vs
i3 4100U 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
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
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 15W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 19.45 pt/W 3.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 2450M  vs
i3 4100U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 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
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.94 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.94 GHz 1.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 1,000 MHz

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 No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB
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