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Front view of Intel Core2 Solo SL3400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Solo SL3400

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 44.69W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the Core2 Solo SL3400  vs Core i3 3220 

clock speed

Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Solo SL3400  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 55W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 13.81W 44.69W

details

Core2 Solo SL3400  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
L2 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Solo SL3400
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