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Intel Core i5 480M 

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Intel Core i5 480M

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Reasons to consider the
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Significantly higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.96 GHz vs 1.81 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 3,507 vs 2,401 More than 45% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark score 2,453 vs 1,715 Around 45% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,121 vs 950 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 766 MHz More than 30% better turbo clock speed
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 8,192 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 500 MHz 30% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better performance per dollar 3.62 pt/$ vs 1.8 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Marginally newer Jan, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 480M vs Celeron 1000M

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 480M  vs
Celeron 1000M 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988A
BGA 1288
rPGA 988B
Is hyperthreaded Yes No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB


Core i5 480M  vs
Celeron 1000M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 18


Overclocked clock speed 2.96 GHz 1.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.96 GHz 1.81 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 11.56 pt/W 7.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W


Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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