CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3230M vs N2920 among laptop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3230M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 Core i5 3230M vs the Celeron N2920.

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Celeron N2920 vs the Core i5 3230M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3230M vs Celeron N2920

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3230M
6.29 mHash/s
Celeron N2920
1.71 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3230M
117.15 fps
Celeron N2920
35.45 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3230M
0.97 fps
Celeron N2920
0.14 fps

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
Celeron N2920
46,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
Celeron N2920 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1170
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
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
DDR3L-1333
DDR3L-1066
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 8,192 MB

details

Core i5 3230M  vs
Celeron N2920 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 756 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 844 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 7.5W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 1.81 $/year
Performance per watt 12.42 pt/W 6.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 6.09W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core i5 3230M
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