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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nvidia Tegra 4

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia Tegra 4

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Newer manufacturing process 28 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Slightly 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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Intel Core i5 540M

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Intel Core i5 540M

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.39 GHz vs 1.91 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz vs 1.91 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Tegra 4 vs Core i5 540M

GeekBench

Tegra 4
4,148
Core i5 540M
5,331

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Tegra 4  vs
Core i5 540M 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.53 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is hyperthreaded No Yes

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.91 GHz 2.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.91 GHz 2.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.91 GHz 2.39 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 28.44W

details

Tegra 4  vs
Core i5 540M 
Architecture ARM 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 28 nms 32 nms

gpu

GPU GPU GPU

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Nvidia Tegra 4
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Intel Core i5 540M
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