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Intel Core i5 2537M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium D 915

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1.4 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.92 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per dollar 0.65 pt/$ vs 0.4 pt/$ More than 60% better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.43 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 2537M

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Intel Core i5 2537M

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 77.19W 5.6x lower typical power consumption
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 63.4 °C Around 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better performance per watt 5.93 pt/W vs 0.51 pt/W Around 11.8x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer Feb, 2011 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 5.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 5.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better PassMark (Single core) score 882 vs 649 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 2,103 vs 584 More than 3.5x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 915 vs Core i5 2537M

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 915  vs
Core i5 2537M 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
BGA 1023

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support No 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 95W 17W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 0.51 pt/W 5.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 13.81W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium D 915  vs
Core i5 2537M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 14
Operating temperature Unknown - 63.4°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.92 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.43 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.92 GHz 1.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 900 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No No
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