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Intel Core i5 2510E

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Front view of Intel Core i5 2510E

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2510E

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per dollar 0.52 pt/$ vs 0.03 pt/$ More than 17.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,219 vs 3,132 More than 65% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,533 vs 1,155 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 3.68 pt/W vs 2.03 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
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
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2011 vs Feb, 2011 Release date 2 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2510E vs Athlon II X2 270

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 270
136,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2510E  vs
Athlon II X2 270 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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

details

Core i5 2510E  vs
Athlon II X2 270 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 4.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 4.02 GHz

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 3.68 pt/W 2.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W
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