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Intel Core i5 650

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 650

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Intel Core i5 650

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 0.64 pt/$ More than 6x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 733 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 45% higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,319 vs 915 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 4.67 pt/W vs 2.6 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark score 3,116 vs 1,935 More than 60% better PassMark score
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Intel Core i3 330E

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 100.22W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 37.54 $/year 4.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 96.89 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 650 vs i3 330E

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 650  vs
i3 330E 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.13 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
BGA 1288
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 73W 35W
Annual home energy cost 37.54 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 96.89 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 4.67 pt/W 2.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 100.22W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i5 650  vs
i3 330E 
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 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 16

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.31 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz 2.13 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 733 MHz 500 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,773.12 MB 9,000.96 MB
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