Intel Core i3-2350M

Intel 2350M

The Intel Core i3-2350M is a dual core processor for laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyper-threading 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 2.3 GHz (max). Compared to the Core i3-2310M, the 2330M offers 200 MHz more core clock rate.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements are the new 256 Bit AVX instructions, the improved Turbo Boost 2.0 (not enabled for the processor part of the 2350M) and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

Der i3-2350M 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 2350M it is clocked from 650-1150MHz (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. It supports up to 16GB DDR3-1333.

Due to the improved architecture, the average performance of the Core i3-2350M 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 i3-390M (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 Rate2300 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, DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $225 U.S.
Announcement Date05/15/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 2350M

CPU Benchmarks

TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.101     avg: 0.1 (4.82%)     max: 0.101 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.164     avg: 0.2 (8.54%)     max: 0.164 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.191     avg: 0.2 (1.63%)     max: 0.191 GB/s
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2134     avg: 2134 (29.35%)     max: 2134 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 703     avg: 821.4 (91.7%)     max: 1158.32 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 21.9     avg: 24.6 (95.93%)     max: 28.905 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2635     avg: 2844.4 (21.52%)     max: 2986 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7120     avg: 7312.1 (18.29%)     max: 7618 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2057     avg: 2641.1 (28.21%)     max: 2791 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.91     avg: 0.9 (46.59%)     max: 0.91 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.17     avg: 2.2 (11.39%)     max: 2.22 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1518     avg: 3444.4 (13.78%)     max: 3799 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7620     avg: 8166.6 (20.78%)     max: 8303 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2634     avg: 2975.9 (43.51%)     max: 3037 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6380     avg: 6728.5 (19.35%)     max: 6827 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 17     avg: 17.1 (98.23%)     max: 17.144 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 38     avg: 38.5 (99.24%)     max: 39.203 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 896     avg: 900.4 (96.05%)     max: 912 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 38190     avg: 38595 (18.31%)     max: 39000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 28000     avg: 28000 (21.48%)     max: 28000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.6     avg: 6.7 (82.06%)     max: 6.7 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i3 2350M processor

Acer Aspire 5749-32354G32Mnkk (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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Acer Aspire 5750G-2354G50Mnkk (NVIDIA GeForce 610M, 15.6")
» Review Acer Aspire 5750G-2354G50Mnkk Notebook - Review
» Acer Aspire 5750G-2354G50Mnkk - External Review

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

Asus A43SD (NVIDIA GeForce 610M, 14.0")
» Asus A43SD - External Review

Asus B43E-VO158X (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
» Review Asus B43E Notebook - Review

Asus K53SK-SX021V (AMD Radeon HD 7610M, 15.6")
» Short Review Asus K53SK-SX021V Notebook - Review
» Asus K53SK-SX021V - External Review

Asus X301A-RX005V (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Review Asus X301A-RX005V Subnotebook - Review

Asus X54HR-SO060V (AMD Radeon HD 7470M, 15.6")
» Review Asus X54HR-SO060V Notebook - Review
» Asus X54HR-SO060V - External Review

Asus X84H (AMD Radeon HD 7470M, 14.0")
» Asus X84H - External Review

Dell Inspiron 15-3520 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Dell Inspiron 15-3520 - External Review

Fujitsu Lifebook LH532 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.0")
» Fujitsu Lifebook LH532 - External Review

Gateway NV47H16v-2352G64Mnkk (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
» Gateway NV47H16v-2352G64Mnkk - External Review

Gateway NV57H54u (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Gateway NV57H54u - External Review

HP Pavilion dv4-4270us (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion dv4-4270us - External Review

HP Pavilion g4-2034tx (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion g4-2034tx - External Review

HP Pavilion g6-2008tx (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion g6-2008tx - External Review

HP Pavilion g6-2009tx (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion g6-2009tx - External Review

HP ProBook 4530s-B0Y11EA (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Review HP ProBook 4530s-B0Y11EA Notebook - Review

Lenovo IdeaPad U400-09932NU (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 14.0")
» Lenovo IdeaPad U400-09932NU - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-59-332437 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-59-332437 - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge - External Review

Medion Akoya E6228-MD98980 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Medion Akoya E6228-MD98980 - External Review

Medion Akoya P6634 (MD98930) (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Medion Akoya P6634 (MD98930) - External Review

Medion Akoya P7624-MD98920 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 17.1")
» Medion Akoya P7624-MD98920 - External Review

Packard Bell Easynote F4312-HR-075GE (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 17.3")
» Packard Bell Easynote F4312-HR-075GE - External Review
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Packard Bell EasyNote TS13-HR-195UK (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
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Samsung 300E5Z-S02RS (NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, 15.6")
» Samsung 300E5Z-S02RS - External Review

Samsung Q470 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 14.0")
» Samsung Q470 - External Review

Sony SV-S1311G4E (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Review Sony Vaio SV-S1311G4E Notebook - Review

Sony Vaio SV-E14A1M6EW (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14")
» Quick Review Sony Vaio SV-E14A1M6EW Notebook - Review
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A1M6EW - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E14A1S1EW (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14.0")
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A1S1EW - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E14A1S1R (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14.0")
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A1S1R - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E14A1S1RB (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14.0")
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A1S1RB - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-S1311E3E (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Sony Vaio SVS1311E3E - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/R (AMD Radeon HD 6630M, 14.4")
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/R - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-EG33FX/B (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
» Sony Vaio VPC-EG33FX/B - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-EJ3K1E (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 17.3")
» Sony Vaio VPC-EJ3K1E - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 13.3")
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 13.3")
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W - External Review

Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1E (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 14.0")
» Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1E - External Review
» Sony refreshes the Vaio E series 14P with a bit of a graphics punch -

Toshiba Satellite C855-10K (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite C855-10K - External Review

Toshiba Satellite L745-S4130 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
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Toshiba Satellite L750-1VW (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite L750-1VW - External Review

Toshiba Satellite L755-S5166 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite L755-S5166 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite P850-138 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite P850-138 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite Pro C870-11R (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 17.3")
» Review Toshiba Satellite Pro C870 Notebook - Review

Toshiba Satellite Pro L850-11U (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L850-11U - 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 i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 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 / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
   2.8 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
   2.8 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
   2.8 GHz / 6144 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)