Intel Core i3-370M vs AMD E-450

Intel Core i3-370M
AMD E-450

General info

Comparing Core i3-370M and E-450 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
15.04
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i3
 
AMD E-Series
Achitecture codename
Arrandale
 
Zacate
Release date
10 January 2010
 
22 August 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$245
 
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Price now
$40
 
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Technical specs

Core i3-370M and E-450 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-370M and E-450 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.4 GHz
 
1.65 GHz
Bus support
2500 MHz
 
n/d
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
1024 KB
L3 cache
3072 KB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
40 nm
Die size
81+114 mm2
 
75 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C for rPGA, 105 °C for BGA
 
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Transistor count
382+177 Million
 
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64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-370M and E-450 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
PGA988
 
FT1 BGA 413-Ball
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
18 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-370M and E-450. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
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FMA
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
-
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
PAE
36 Bit
 
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FDI
+
 
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Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i3-370M and E-450 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-370M and E-450 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
-
 
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VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-370M and E-450.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
DDR3
Maximum memory size
8 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
17.1 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-370M and E-450.
Integrated graphics
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
 
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
667 MHz
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-370M and E-450 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-370M and E-450.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-370M and E-450. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-370M 4.25 +162.3%
E-450 1.62

3DMark06 CPU

i3-370M 2578 +149.1%
E-450 1035

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i3-370M 2690 +153.1%
E-450 1063

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i3-370M 6204 +207%
E-450 2021

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i3-370M 2 +233.3%
E-450 1

wPrime 32

i3-370M 21 +204.2%
E-450 65

Passmark

i3-370M 2015 +163.4%
E-450 765

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-370M and E-450 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-370M

162.3% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 40 nm)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
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

Advantages of AMD E-450

Much newer (22 August 2011 vs 10 January 2010)
Less power hungry (18 vs 35 watts)
MMX(+)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, Core i3-370M or E-450?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i3-370M.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i3-370M and E-450, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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