Intel Core i3-2328M

Intel 2328M

The Intel Core i3-2328M is a dual core processor for laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyperthreading to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the faster Core i5, the i3 does not offer the Turbo Boost technique for the CPU part and is therefore clocked at 2.2 GHz (max). Compared to the Core i3-2310M, the 2328M offers only 100 MHz more core clock rate. The CPU is similar to the Core i3-2330M, but does not support Intel's Small Business Advantage tools, such as USB blocker, PC health check, data backup and wireless display.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements are the new 256Bit AVX instructions, the improved Turbo Boost 2.0 (not enabled for the processor part of the 2328M) and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core.

The i3-2328M offers an integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics 3000) which is clearly faster then the older Intel HD Graphics in the Arrandale CPUs. As the new GPU is included in the CPU, it is also manufactured in 32nm and shares the fast level 3 cache with the CPU cores (using a new ring bus). In the 2328M it is clocked from  650-1100MHz (with Turbo Boost). The faster Sandy Bridge CPUs are clocked up to 1300 MHz (like the i5-2520M).

Furthermore, an improved dual-channel DDR3 memory controller is included on the CPU die that is used by the CPU and GPU part.

Due to the improved architecture, the average performance of the Core i3-2328M is higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i3 without Turbo Boost. In synthetic benchmarks, the performance is about on par with the faster clocked Core i3-380M (2.5 GHz) and therefore adequate for most applications.

The 35W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate2200 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count624 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date10/02/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 2328M

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2638     avg: 2694.4 (30.15%)     max: 2741 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 17.688     avg: 18 (98.02%)     max: 18.595 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 39.909     avg: 40.4 (99.16%)     max: 41.044 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 924.142     avg: 932.6 (95.91%)     max: 951.992 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 37460     avg: 39556.7 (18.77%)     max: 43390 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 26610     avg: 26836.7 (20.58%)     max: 27000 MFLOPS
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5108     avg: 5195.5 (19.28%)     max: 5283 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2764     avg: 2864 (43.71%)     max: 2912 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6098     avg: 6433.4 (23.57%)     max: 6551 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7398     avg: 7793.9 (19.7%)     max: 7981 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3414     avg: 3560.4 (14.25%)     max: 3600 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6842     avg: 6995.7 (17.5%)     max: 7052 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 24.771     avg: 26.7 (95.51%)     max: 32.91 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 777.94     avg: 845.4 (91.41%)     max: 1065.841 seconds*
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 5.8     avg: 6.2 (73.81%)     max: 6.5 points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.01     avg: 2.1 (15.99%)     max: 2.14 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.84     avg: 0.9 (44.43%)     max: 0.88 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2277     avg: 2508 (20.78%)     max: 2739 points
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2003     avg: 2003 (38.62%)     max: 2003 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 62.16     avg: 62.2 (31.73%)     max: 62.16 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 11.76     avg: 11.8 (18.67%)     max: 11.76 fps
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.204     avg: 0.2 (2.99%)     max: 0.204 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.179     avg: 0.2 (17.74%)     max: 0.179 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.101     avg: 0.1 (4.82%)     max: 0.101 GB/s
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4255     avg: 4255 (33.58%)     max: 4255 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 3998     avg: 3998 (29.73%)     max: 3998 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 4616     avg: 4616 (27.7%)     max: 4616 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 4009     avg: 4009 (46.25%)     max: 4009 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 4385     avg: 4385 (47.96%)     max: 4385 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 22765     avg: 23525.7 (43.45%)     max: 24681 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2035     avg: 2044.3 (7.42%)     max: 2057 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2821     avg: 2861 (20.08%)     max: 2901 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i3 2328M processor

Acer Aspire E1-571-32324G50Mnks (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E1-571-32324G50Mnks - External Review

Acer Aspire E1-571-6659 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E1-571-6659 - External Review

Acer Aspire E1-571G-32324G50 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E1-571G-32324G50 - External Review

Acer TravelMate P253-M-32324G50Mnks (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Review Acer TravelMate P253-M Notebook - Review

Asus X501A-XX402H (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Asus X501A-XX402H - External Review

Dell Vostro 2520 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Review Dell Vostro 2520 Notebook - Review
» Dell Vostro 2520 - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Review Fujitsu LifeBook A512 Notebook - Review
» Fujitsu LifeBook A512 - External Review

Fujitsu Lifebook LH532-MPAA5TR (NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M, 14.0")
» Fujitsu Lifebook LH532-MPAA5TR - External Review

Fujitsu Lifebook S752 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
» Review Fujitsu Lifebook S752 Notebook - Review

HP 2000-2202TU (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» HP 2000-2202TU - External Review

Packard Bell EasyNote TE11HC-32328G50Mnks (NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M, 15.6")
» Review Packard Bell EasyNote TE11HC-32328G50Mnks Notebook - Review

Sony Vaio SVE1513F1ESI (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.5")
» Sony Vaio SVE1513F1ESI - External Review

Toshiba Satellite C855-1QE (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite C855-1QE - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2377M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2375M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2367M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2365M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
   2.8 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q6600
   2.4 GHz / 8196 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-09- 6)