CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3210M vs 2360 SE among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3210M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3210M  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3210M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3210M

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 85.31W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 12.39 pt/W vs 1.84 pt/W Around 6.8x better performance per watt
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,547 vs 1,183 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 2360 SE

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AMD Opteron 2360 SE

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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 8,295 vs 5,193 Around 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3210M vs Opteron 2360 SE

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 3210M
2,090,000 MB/s
Opteron 2360 SE
146,600 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3210M  vs
Opteron 2360 SE 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
F
Is unlocked No No

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 105W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 12.39 pt/W 1.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 85.31W

details

Core i5 3210M  vs
Opteron 2360 SE 
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 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 25 12

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 2.95 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label HD 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 3210M
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