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Intel Core i3-2330M

Intel 2330M

The Intel Core i3-2330M 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 2330M offers only 100 MHz more core clock rate.

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 2330M) and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

The i3-2330M 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 2330M 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 i3-2330M 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
Max. Temperature85 (PGA); 100(BGA) °C
SocketrPGA988B / BGA1023
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date05/15/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 2330M

Benchmarks

TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.099      avg: 0.1 (6%)     median: 0.1 (6%)     max: 0.099 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.173      avg: 0.2 (11%)     median: 0.2 (11%)     max: 0.173 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.197      avg: 0.2 (2%)     median: 0.2 (2%)     max: 0.197 GB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 722      avg: 781.1 (9%)     median: 789.4 (9%)     max: 826.241 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 22      avg: 24.7 (5%)     median: 25.1 (5%)     max: 26.379 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2782      avg: 2786 (21%)     median: 2786 (21%)     max: 2790 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6879      avg: 7014.1 (18%)     median: 7008 (18%)     max: 7165 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 2610      avg: 2628.5 (30%)     median: 2627 (30%)     max: 2649 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.07      avg: 2.1 (12%)     median: 2.1 (12%)     max: 2.14 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3591      avg: 3623.6 (42%)     median: 3623.5 (42%)     max: 3654 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7745      avg: 7876.3 (22%)     median: 7887 (22%)     max: 7944 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2869      avg: 2888 (43%)     median: 2888 (43%)     max: 2904 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6263      avg: 6456.9 (19%)     median: 6465.5 (19%)     max: 6593 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 17      avg: 17.6 (4%)     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 18 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 40      avg: 40.3 (2%)     median: 40 (2%)     max: 41 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 926      avg: 936.2 (4%)     median: 941 (4%)     max: 944 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 33000      avg: 35000 (17%)     median: 35000 (17%)     max: 37000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 22170      avg: 24085 (18%)     median: 24085 (18%)     max: 26000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.5      avg: 6.5 (83%)     median: 6.5 (83%)     max: 6.5 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00029706954956055s +0.549s ... 0.55s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.551s

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Asus K53E-SX883 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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Asus P53E-SO080X (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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Asus Pro P53E-SO102X (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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Dell Inspiron 13z-N311z (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
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Dell Inspiron 14R-N4110 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14")
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Dell Inspiron 15R-N5050 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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HP Pavilion dm4-2101ea (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
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HP Pavilion dv6-6b50er (AMD Radeon HD 6490M, 15.6")
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HP Pavilion dv6-6b50sa (AMD Radeon HD 6490M, 15.6")
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HP Pavilion g4-1226nr (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
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HP Pavilion g6-1206eg (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 15.6")
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HP Pavilion g6-1263sr (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 15.6")
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HP Pavilion g6-2050ec (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
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HP Pavilion g7-1260us (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 17.3")
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HP Pavilion g7-1300 (AMD Radeon HD 7450M, 17.3")
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HP Pavilion g7-2050sf (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 17.3")
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Lenovo B570-M58G4GE (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-102468G (NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M, 15.6")
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Medion Akoya P6812 MD98760 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, 15.6")
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Samsung 300E5A-A01DX (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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Samsung 300E5A-S01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, 15.6")
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Samsung 300E5A-S03DE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, 15.6")
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Sony Vaio VPC-EH17FG/L (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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Sony Vaio VPC-EH24FX/B (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.5")
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Sony Vaio VPC-EH25FM (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.5")
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Sony Vaio VPC-EH2F1E (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.5")
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Sony Vaio VPC-EH2H1E/P (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.5")
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Sony Vaio VPC-EH2M1E/L (NVIDIA GeForce 410M, 15.5")
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Toshiba Portégé R830-S8312 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
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Toshiba Satellite L750-17D (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 5157U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» 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 5010U
   2.1 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 5005U
   2 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
- AMD Kaveri A10-7400P
   2.5 GHz / 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 / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ 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
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)