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Intel Core i3-2357M

Intel 2357M

The Intel Core i3-2357M is a power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor for thin and light laptops. The base frequency of 1.3 GHz is relatively low and the CPU does not support Turbo Boost for automatic overclocking. Due to HyperThreading, the i7-2357M is able to handle 4 threads in parallel. Compared to similar clocked Celeron and Pentium models, the i3 features the faster HD 3000 graphics card and offers more enabled features (like Quick Sync). However, compared to the expensive i7 CPUs, the i3 lacks VT-d, Trusted Execution and VPro support.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most notable improvements is the improved Turbo 2.0 (not used for the processing cores in the i3-2357M) and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 clocked at 350 or 950MHz (Turbo Boost). Due to the slower clock rate without the Turbo, compared to HD Graphics 3000 in 35W and 45W processors (usually clocked at 650 base speed in non LV processors), the performance should be noticeable lower.

The performance of the CPU should be a bit higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i3 ULV like the Core i3-380UM. In our benchmarks, the CPU was on a level with a Penryn Pentium with 1.6 - 2 GHz (T3000-T3400) or an AMD A6-3410MX.

The TDP of 17W (includes the integrated GPU and memory controller) allows the use of the 2357M CPU in small subnotebooks.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate1300 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)17 Watt
Transistor Count624 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA1023
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000 (350-950MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (350 - 950 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date06/27/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 2357M

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1323.443     avg: 1402.5 (84.72%)     max: 1462 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 42     avg: 43.3 (92.13%)     max: 45.592 seconds*
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4103     avg: 4103 (10.26%)     max: 4103 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 1554     avg: 1571.7 (15.83%)     max: 1586 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.15     avg: 1.2 (5.58%)     max: 1.26 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2003     avg: 2079.3 (8.24%)     max: 2154 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4212     avg: 4531.3 (10.25%)     max: 4721 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1632     avg: 1667 (23.47%)     max: 1724 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3615     avg: 3759 (10.81%)     max: 3854 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 29     avg: 29.5 (95.48%)     max: 30 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 66     avg: 66.2 (98.05%)     max: 66.612 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1503.827     avg: 1509.9 (93.35%)     max: 1514 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 22000     avg: 22000 (10.43%)     max: 22000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 15290     avg: 15290 (11.73%)     max: 15290 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 4.9     avg: 4.9 (53.97%)     max: 4.9 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i3 2357M processor

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E120 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 11.6")
» Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E120 - External Review

Lenovo X121e-204562U (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 11.6")
» Lenovo X121e-204562U Laptop Review - Review
» Lenovo X121e-204562U - External Review

Samsung 300U1A-A01 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 11.6")
» Samsung 300U1A-A01 - External Review

Samsung 900X1B-A01RU (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 11.6")
» Samsung 900X1B-A01RU - External Review

Samsung 900X1B-A02 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 11.6")
» Review Samsung Series 9 900X1B Subnotebook - Review
» Samsung 900X1B-A02 - External Review

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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

- AMD E-Series E2-3000M
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Athlon II M320
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium 987
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 887
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron B800
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ AMD A-Series A4-3300M
   1.9 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
   1.8 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD A-Series A4-3305M
   1.9 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T5670
   1.8 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-68
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)