Intel Core i3-370M vs AMD E-450
Comparing Core i3-370M and E-450 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
90 °C for rPGA, 105 °C for BGA
64 bit support
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
FT1 BGA 413-Ball
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Fast Memory Access
Core i3-370M and E-450 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-370M and E-450 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-370M and E-450.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
17.1 GB / s
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-370M and E-450.
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
Clear Video HD
Graphics max frequency
Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-370M and E-450 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-370M and E-450.
Max number of PCIe lanes
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%
i3-370M 2578 +149.1%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
i3-370M 2690 +153.1%
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
i3-370M 6204 +207%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
i3-370M 2 +233.3%
i3-370M 21 +204.2%
i3-370M 2015 +163.4%
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)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Advantages of AMD E-450
Much newer (22 August 2011 vs 10 January 2010)
Less power hungry (18 vs 35 watts)
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.