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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nvidia Tegra 3 (T33)

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Nvidia Tegra 3 (T33)

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Newer Apr, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i5 2500K

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Intel Core i5 2500K

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 520 MHz Around 65% higher GPU clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Tegra 3 (T33) vs Core i5 2500K


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Tegra 3 (T33)  vs
Core i5 2500K 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

integrated graphics

Label ULP GeForce Intel® HD Graphics 3000
GPU clock speed 520 MHz 850 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Single Channel Dual Channel


Tegra 3 (T33)  vs
Core i5 2500K 
Architecture ARM x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 40 nm 32 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 112.55W
Nvidia Tegra 3 (T33)
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Intel Core i5 2500K
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