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Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3230M

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Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 640 MHz More than 70% better turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 470 MHz Around 40% higher GPU clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Front view of AMD R R-268D

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AMD R R-268D

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i5 3230M  vs R R-268D 

clock speed

Core i5 3230M
2.6 GHz
R R-268D
2.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 3230M
3.2 GHz
R R-268D
3 GHz

L2 cache

Core i5 3230M
0.5 MB
R R-268D
1 MB

gpu clock speed

Core i5 3230M
650 MHz
R R-268D
470 MHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
R R-268D 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s

details

Core i5 3230M  vs
R R-268D 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 26 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon HD 7420G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 470 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 640 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
Intel Core i5 3230M
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