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Intel Core i5 2510E

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Intel Core i5 2510E

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,219 vs 2,568 More than 2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,533 vs 915 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Slightly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 3.68 pt/W vs 2.34 pt/W More than 55% better performance per watt
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Oct, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 39.42 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD Athlon II X2 235e

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2510E vs Athlon II X2 235e

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 2510E
2,030 MB/s
Athlon II X2 235e
107,550 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2510E  vs
Athlon II X2 235e 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 45W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 3.68 pt/W 2.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 36.56W

details

Core i5 2510E  vs
Athlon II X2 235e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 3.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 3.73 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 1,100 MHz N/A
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