CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3230M vs 5757M

Performance

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?

TDP

Features

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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
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 720 MHz Around 55% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 1,072 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,760 vs 2,986 More than 25% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 600 MHz Around 10% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark score 3,989 vs 3,103 Around 30% better PassMark score
Front view of AMD A10 5757M

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AMD A10 5757M

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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
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
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
Newer May, 2013 vs Jan, 2013 Release date 4 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3230M vs A10 5757M

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A10 5757M
2,986

Passmark

A10 5757M
3,103

Passmark (Single Core)

A10 5757M
1,072

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
A10 5757M 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333

details

Core i5 3230M  vs
A10 5757M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 8650G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 600 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 720 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 14.88 pt/W 11.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
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