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Front view of Intel x5-Z8350

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jan, 2013 Release date over 3 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.71 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3229Y

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 25.4 vs 22.5 Around 15% better 3DMark06 CPU score
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 turbo clock speed 850 MHz vs 500 MHz 70% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 200 MHz 75% higher GPU clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better PassMark (Single core) score 697 vs 311 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of x5-Z8350 vs Core i3 3229Y

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


x5-Z8350  vs
Core i3 3229Y 
Clock speed 1.44 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core


Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 10.56W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Single Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 2,048 MB 32,768 MB


x5-Z8350  vs
Core i3 3229Y 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1


Overclocked clock speed 1.71 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.44 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.71 GHz 1.4 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 400 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 500 MHz 850 MHz


Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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