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Intel Core i5 2537M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2537M

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Intel Core i5 2537M

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 101.56W 7.4x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 103,300 MB/s vs 97,500 MB/s More than 5% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 61 °C Around 65% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better performance per watt 5.93 pt/W vs 0.96 pt/W Around 6.2x better performance per watt
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 7.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 7.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 80% 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
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,424 vs 2,197 More than 2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.72 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.88 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2537M vs Phenom X4 9850

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 2537M
103,300 MB/s
Phenom X4 9850
97,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2537M  vs
Phenom X4 9850 
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM2+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 125W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 5.93 pt/W 0.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 101.56W

details

Core i5 2537M  vs
Phenom X4 9850 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.4 GHz 2.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.4 GHz 2.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.4 GHz 2.72 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz N/A
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