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Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

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Intel Core i5 3230M

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i5 3230M vs the AMD Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72.

Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3230M vs Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3230M
2,110,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support 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
Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72 
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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 12.42 pt/W 1.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
Intel Core i5 3230M
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