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Front view of Intel Core i5 3340M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3340M

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 72.31W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 70 °C 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Jan, 2004 Release date over 9 years later
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 3400+

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AMD Athlon 3400+

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i5 3340M  vs Athlon 3400+ 

clock speed

Core i5 3340M
2.7 GHz
Athlon 3400+
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3340M  vs
Athlon 3400+ 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1023
754
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
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 3340M  vs
Athlon 3400+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 35W 89W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 77.96 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 72.31W
Intel Core i5 3340M
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