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Front view of Intel Core i5 3427U

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Intel Core i5 3427U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,406 vs 1,093 More than 4x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 97.88W 7.1x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 23.26 pt/W vs 0.32 pt/W Around 72.5x better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,700 vs 1,218 More than 3.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,427 vs 443 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 85 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 40.46 $/year 9.9x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 89.18 $/year 6x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e vs the Intel Core i5 3427U.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3427U vs Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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 3427U
1,900,000 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 3250e
41.1 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3427U  vs
Athlon 64 X2 3250e 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 3427U  vs
Athlon 64 X2 3250e 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 85°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.49 GHz 2.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz 2.48 GHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 22W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 40.46 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 89.18 $/year
Performance per watt 23.26 pt/W 0.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 97.88W
Intel Core i5 3427U
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