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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 86.05W 3x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 84.62 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ Around 5.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 766 MHz Around 45% better turbo clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 500 MHz 30% higher GPU clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better PassMark score 6,607 vs 2,544 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.53 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 1,378 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 3.69 pt/W Around 20% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 610E vs i5 3470

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 610E  vs
i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1288
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 35W 77W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 3.69 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 86.05W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 610E  vs
i5 3470 
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 32 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 32

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 9,000.96 MB 32,768 MB
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