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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 1.6 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 424 MHz More than 2.5x better turbo clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher 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
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 327 MHz Around 2x higher GPU clock speed
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-452L

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AMD R R-452L

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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 more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 15.44W vs 28.44W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lower annual home energy cost 4.58 $/year vs 8.43 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 16.64 $/year vs 30.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i5 3230M  vs R R-452L 

clock speed

Core i5 3230M
2.6 GHz
R R-452L
1.6 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 3230M
3.2 GHz
R R-452L
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

Core i5 3230M
0.5 MB
R R-452L
4 MB

gpu clock speed

Core i5 3230M
650 MHz
R R-452L
327 MHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
R R-452L 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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-452L 
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 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon HD 7600G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 327 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 424 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 19W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.58 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 16.64 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 15.44W
Intel Core i5 3230M
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