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Front view of Intel Core i5 2557M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2557M

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Much better performance per watt 41.27 pt/W vs 9.83 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 52.81W 3.8x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 70 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,023 vs 3,302 More than 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.8x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 3.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A4 7300

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AMD A4 7300

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Much better performance per dollar 14.21 pt/$ vs 2.81 pt/$ More than 5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 50% higher turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,377 vs 1,107 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2014 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2557M vs A4 7300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 7300
3,302

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 7300
2,088

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2557M
1,780,000 MB/s
A4 7300
2,270,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 7300
2,256

PassMark (Single Core)

A4 7300
1,377

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2557M  vs
A4 7300 
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
FM2+
Is unlocked No No

features

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i5 2557M  vs
A4 7300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Radeon R3

power consumption

TDP 17W 65W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 41.27 pt/W 9.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 52.81W
Intel Core i5 2557M
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