CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860S vs 2400S among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 2400S 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 2400S  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 860S

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 860S

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Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Almost the same
Front view of Intel Core i5 2400S

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.25 GHz vs 2.53 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 66.63W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 71.83 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.75 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Jan, 2010 Release date a year later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 860S vs i5 2400S

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 860S
137,300 MB/s
Core i5 2400S
2,170,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 860S  vs
i5 2400S 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1156
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 82W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.75 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 71.83 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.39 pt/W 11.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 66.63W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Core i7 860S  vs
i5 2400S 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 19 25

overclocking

Overclock popularity 8 6
Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 3.25 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 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 No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Core i7 860S
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