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Front view of Intel Core i5 2510E

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2510E

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 159.66W 5.6x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 61 °C Around 65% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 6.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 5.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,517 vs 2,193 Around 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 8.15 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ More than 15.5x better performance per dollar
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 60% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 9,134 vs 3,614 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 3.68 pt/W More than 55% better performance per watt
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2510E vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2510E
2,030 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2510E  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 125W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 3.68 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 159.66W

details

Core i5 2510E  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 4.69 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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