CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3230M vs 4500M

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

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

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Intel Core i5 3230M 

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Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

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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Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
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
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 685 MHz More than 60% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 496 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 848 More than 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,760 vs 2,438 Around 55% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better PassMark score 3,989 vs 2,675 Around 50% better PassMark score
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Slightly better performance per watt 15.13 pt/W vs 9.35 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Front view of AMD A8 4500M

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AMD A8 4500M

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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
Much better performance per dollar 10.91 pt/$ vs 2.35 pt/$ Around 4.8x better performance per dollar
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3230M vs A8 4500M

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A8 4500M
2,438

Passmark

A8 4500M
2,675
Core i5 3230M A8 4500M @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
A8 4500M 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.8 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
MMX
AVX 1.1
SSE
SSE4.2
AMD64
AVX
XOP
SSE3
CLMUL
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
CVT16
AMD-V
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 25,600 MB/s

details

Core i5 3230M  vs
A8 4500M 
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
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 26 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7640G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 685 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 15.13 pt/W 9.35 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
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