Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100 vs Core i5-430M

Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100
Intel Core i5-430M

General info

Comparing Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.72
 
4.46
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core 2 Extreme
 
Intel Core i5
Achitecture codename
Penryn
 
Arrandale
Release date
July 2008
 
January 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$851
 
$79
Price now
$851
 
$140

Technical specs

Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.06 GHz
 
2.53 GHz
Bus support
1066 MHz
 
2500 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
6144 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3072 KB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
107 mm2
 
144 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
105 °C
Transistor count
410 Million
 
382 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
Socket P
 
BGA1288, PGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
44 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
FMA
-
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
+
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
PAE
n/d
 
36 Bit
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+
AMT
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
8 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
17.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
766 MHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

2 Extreme X9100 4.30
i5-430M 4.36 +1.4%

3DMark06 CPU

2 Extreme X9100 2810 +8.7%
i5-430M 2584

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2 Extreme X9100 3834 +39.5%
i5-430M 2748

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

2 Extreme X9100 7440 +17%
i5-430M 6357

wPrime 32

2 Extreme X9100 46
i5-430M 21 +122.5%

Passmark

2 Extreme X9100 2063
i5-430M 2093 +1.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core 2 Extreme X9100 and Core i5-430M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100

Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-430M

1.4% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($79 vs $851)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (35 vs 44 watts)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
FMA4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, Core 2 Extreme X9100 or Core i5-430M?

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