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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 77.19W 2.7x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.6 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.86 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ Around 5.5x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per watt 9.04 pt/W vs 3.68 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 6,257 vs 3,614 Around 75% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,857 vs 1,533 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2510E vs 2500

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i5 2500
2,410,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2510E  vs
2500 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 95W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.68 pt/W 9.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 77.19W

bus

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

details

Core i5 2510E  vs
2500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 6 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 25 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 3.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,998.4 MB 32,768 MB
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