CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3230M vs 5745M


Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU) and Passmark

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?



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Features and specifications that differ between products

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Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

Intel Core i5 3230M 

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Intel Core i5 3230M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3230M

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 927 More than 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,760 vs 2,744.5 More than 35% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better PassMark score 3,989 vs 2,802 More than 40% better PassMark score
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AMD A10 5745M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Newer May, 2013 vs Jan, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3230M vs A10 5745M

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

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Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 3230M  vs
A10 5745M 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No


Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 8610G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 533 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type


Core i5 3230M  vs
A10 5745M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

power consumption

TDP 35W 25W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 6.02 $/year
Performance per watt 15.2 pt/W 15.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 20.31W
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when are you going to have the full specs for the AMD A10? It is already in stores...
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