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Front view of Intel Core i5 3450

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Intel Core i5 3450

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 0.8 GHz More than 3.8x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.26 MB Around 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 200 MHz 3.2x higher GPU clock speed
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Apple APL 2298

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Apple APL 2298

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Apple APL 2298 vs the Intel Core i5 3450.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3450 vs APL 2298


Core i5 3450
APL 2298

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 3450  vs
APL 2298 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 0.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 PowerVR SGX535
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel


Core i5 3450  vs
APL 2298 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.26 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.26 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 62.56W N/A
Intel Core i5 3450
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