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Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

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Intel Core i5 3230M

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Features Key features of the Core i5 3230M  vs Athlon 64 TF-38 

clock speed

Core i5 3230M
2.6 GHz
Athlon 64 TF-38
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
Athlon 64 TF-38 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 3230M  vs
Athlon 64 TF-38 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 95°C

power consumption

TDP 35W 31W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 7.47 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 25.19W
Intel Core i5 3230M
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