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Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3230M

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 3.2 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 2.5x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 276 MHz More than 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,543 vs 396 Around 6.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,290 vs 708 Around 7.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better performance per watt 12.42 pt/W vs 6.04 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Z 01

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 4.06W vs 28.44W 7x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 1.2 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 7x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 4.38 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3230M vs AMD Z 01

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
AMD Z 01
24,300 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
AMD Z 01 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz None
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333

details

Core i5 3230M  vs
AMD Z 01 
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 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 26 5

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 6250
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 276 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 5W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 1.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 4.38 $/year
Performance per watt 12.42 pt/W 6.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 4.06W
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