Intel Core i5-2310 vs AMD Athlon X4 950

Intel Core i5-2310
AMD Athlon X4 950

General info

Comparing Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.34
 
27.57
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Bristol Ridge
Release date
22 May 2011
 
27 July 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$150
 
$60
Price now
$152
 
$68

Technical specs

Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Base frequency
2.9 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
3.8 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
512 KB (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
216 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
no data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
73 °C
 
74 °C
Transistor count
1,160 million
 
1,178 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
-
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950 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
LGA1155
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
-
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
FDI
+
 
no data
Fast Memory Access
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data
Identity Protection
+
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
-
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
no data
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB/s
 
no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950.
Integrated graphics
 
no data
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
no data
InTru 3D
+
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
no data
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-2310 4.47
Athlon X4 950 4.47

Passmark

i5-2310 3633
Athlon X4 950 3634 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
4.1 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-2310 and Athlon X4 950 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2310

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of AMD Athlon X4 950

Much newer (27 July 2017 vs 22 May 2011)
Cheaper ($60 vs $150)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE4
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked
FMA4

So, Core i5-2310 or Athlon X4 950?

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