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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3210M

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Intel Core i5 3210M

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 0.53 GHz More than 5.8x higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 0.41 GHz More than 6x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 133 MHz Around 5x higher GPU clock speed
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Apple APL 0278

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Apple APL 0278

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Apple APL 0278 vs the Intel Core i5 3210M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3210M vs APL 0278


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 3210M  vs
APL 0278 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 0.41 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 0.53 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

integrated graphics

Label HD 4000 PowerVR MBX Lite
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 133 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel


Core i5 3210M  vs
APL 0278 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
Threads 4 1
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 28.44W N/A
Intel Core i5 3210M
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Apple APL 0278
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