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Front view of Intel Core i5 4590

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4590

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 0.48 pt/W Around 21.5x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark score 7,229 vs 649 Around 11.2x better PassMark score
Newer May, 2014 vs Mar, 2005 Release date over 9 years later
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Front view of AMD Opteron 250 HE

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AMD Opteron 250 HE

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 68.25W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4590 vs Opteron 250 HE

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4590  vs
Opteron 250 HE 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1150
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 4590  vs
Opteron 250 HE 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 33 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C 0 - 71°C

overclocking

PassMark (Overclocked) 2,861.9 925.7

power consumption

TDP 84W 55W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 10.33 pt/W 0.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 44.69W
Intel Core i5 4590
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