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Reasons to consider the
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Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 93.6W 4.6x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 72.6 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 27.75 $/year 4.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 100.92 $/year 4.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
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Much better performance per dollar 4.58 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ More than 12.8x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 550 MHz Around 55% higher GPU clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better performance per watt 8.14 pt/W vs 4.96 pt/W Around 65% better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz vs 2.99 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 5,901 vs 4,130 Around 45% better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.51 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3555LE vs i5 2400

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3555LE
2,090 MB/s
Core i5 2400
2,260,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3555LE  vs
i5 2400 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1023
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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

power consumption

TDP 25W 95W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 27.75 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 100.92 $/year
Performance per watt 4.96 pt/W 8.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 93.6W

bus

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

details

Core i7 3555LE  vs
i5 2400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.99 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 3.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.99 GHz 3.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 550 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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