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Front view of Intel Core i5 460M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 460M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel Core i3 2115C

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i5 460M  vs i3 2115C 

clock speed

Core i5 460M
2.53 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 460M  vs
i3 2115C 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i5 460M  vs
i3 2115C 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 500 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 35W 25W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 21.9 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 20.31W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Core i5 460M
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