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Front view of Intel Pentium B915C

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Intel Pentium B915C

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i5 3337U

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Intel Core i5 3337U

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 9 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Pentium B915C  vs Core i5 3337U 

clock speed

Pentium B915C
1.5 GHz
Core i5 3337U
1.8 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium B915C
1.5 GHz
Core i5 3337U
2.7 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium B915C
1.5 GHz
Core i5 3337U
1.8 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B915C  vs
Core i5 3337U 
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 15W 17W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 14.89 $/year
Typical power consumption 12.19W 13.81W

bus

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

details

Pentium B915C  vs
Core i5 3337U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.5 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Intel Pentium B915C
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