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Front view of Intel Core i5 3210M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3210M

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Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 417 MHz Around 2.8x better turbo clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 333 MHz More than 95% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD R R-252F

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AMD R R-252F

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Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i5 3210M  vs R R-252F 

clock speed

Core i5 3210M
2.5 GHz
R R-252F
1.9 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 3210M
3.1 GHz
R R-252F
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i5 3210M
650 MHz
R R-252F
333 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i5 3210M
2.9 GHz
R R-252F
1.9 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i5 3210M
2.5 GHz
R R-252F
1.9 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3210M  vs
R R-252F 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 17W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 14.89 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 13.81W

details

Core i5 3210M  vs
R R-252F 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 9
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 1.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 4000 AMD Radeon HD 7400G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 333 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 417 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Intel Core i5 3210M
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