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Front view of Intel Core i5 3350P

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3350P

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 13.63 pt/W vs 0.64 pt/W Around 21.2x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 101.56W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz vs 3.15 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 63 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2012 vs May, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz vs 3.35 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 FX 62

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AMD Athlon 64 FX 62

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x 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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3350P vs Athlon 64 FX 62

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3350P  vs
Athlon 64 FX 62 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2

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
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 3350P  vs
Athlon 64 FX 62 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 63°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.57 GHz 3.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz 3.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz 3.15 GHz

power consumption

TDP 69W 125W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 13.63 pt/W 0.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 101.56W
Intel Core i5 3350P
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