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Front view of Intel J3160

Reasons to consider the
Intel J3160

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 4.88W vs 138.13W 28.3x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 9.06 pt/W vs 0.74 pt/W More than 12.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year vs 54.26 $/year 37.5x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Oct, 2009 Release date over 6 years later
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year vs 129.91 $/year 24.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240e

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AMD Athlon II X2 240e

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz vs 2.24 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,437 vs 832.5 Around 75% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 2.24 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of J3160 vs Athlon II X2 240e

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

J3160
2,587

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

J3160
832.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

J3160
346.5 MB/s
Athlon II X2 240e
112,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

J3160
1,832

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

J3160  vs
Athlon II X2 240e 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 6W 45W
Annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year 54.26 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year 129.91 $/year
Performance per watt 9.06 pt/W 0.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 4.88W 138.13W

details

J3160  vs
Athlon II X2 240e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.24 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.24 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.24 GHz 3.74 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 400 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 320 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 700 MHz N/A
Intel J3160
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