Intel Core i3-2370M

Intel 2370M

The Intel Core i3-2370M 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 2.4 GHz (max).

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 2370M) and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

Der i3-2370M 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 2370M 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 i7-2370M is higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i3 without Turbo Boost. In synthetic benchmarks, the performance is a bit above the Core i3-390M (2.66 GHz) and therefore adequate for most applications.

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

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate2400 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 Date01/01/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 2370M

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3155     avg: 3155 (18.21%)     max: 3155 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2218     avg: 2218 (19.12%)     max: 2218 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 26098     avg: 26098 (48.21%)     max: 26098 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.11     avg: 0.1 (5.36%)     max: 0.11 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.192     avg: 0.2 (10.45%)     max: 0.196 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.22     avg: 0.2 (1.98%)     max: 0.222 GB/s
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2070     avg: 2514.5 (34.58%)     max: 2959 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 660.7     avg: 700.3 (93.15%)     max: 740.306 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 20.7     avg: 22 (96.45%)     max: 23.376 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2796     avg: 2898 (21.93%)     max: 3000 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7353     avg: 7659 (19.15%)     max: 7854 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2844     avg: 2878.2 (30.95%)     max: 2962 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.88     avg: 0.9 (48.01%)     max: 0.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.04     avg: 2.2 (11.55%)     max: 2.31 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3787     avg: 3885.9 (15.57%)     max: 3951 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8337     avg: 8507.4 (21.77%)     max: 8681 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3087     avg: 3131.8 (45.9%)     max: 3165 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 7006     avg: 7058.7 (20.3%)     max: 7104 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 16     avg: 16.3 (98.38%)     max: 16.516 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 37.3     avg: 37.6 (99.28%)     max: 38 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 859.265     avg: 864.5 (96.21%)     max: 871 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 35330     avg: 35330 (16.76%)     max: 35330 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 25650     avg: 25650 (19.67%)     max: 25650 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.8     avg: 6.8 (84.13%)     max: 6.8 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i3 2370M processor

Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454 - External Review

Acer Aspire V3-571G-6641 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-6641 - External Review

Acer TravelMate P243-M-32374G50MAK (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14")
» Review Acer TravelMate P243-M Notebook - Review

Acer Travelmate P633-M-32374G50ikk (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Review Acer TravelMate P633-M-32374G50ikk Notebook - Review

Asus F75VC-TY088H (NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 17.3")
» Review Asus F75VC-TY088H Notebook - Review

Asus X54C-RB93 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Asus X54C-RB93 - External Review

Asus X55C-DS31 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Asus X55C-DS31 - External Review

Dell Inspiron 15R-N0015R3 (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
» Dell Inspiron 15R-N0015R3 - External Review

HP Pavilion g6t-2000 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion g6t-2000 - External Review

HP Probook 4540s (B6N31EA) (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.6")
» HP Probook 4540s (B6N31EA) - External Review

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E330 NZS4RGE (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Review Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E330 Notebook - Review

Medion Akoya E6228-MD99050 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Medion Akoya E6228-MD99050 - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E1511K1E (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.5")
» Sony Vaio SV-E1511K1E - External Review

Toshiba Portégé R930-13F (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Review Toshiba Portégé R930-13F Subnotebook - Review

Toshiba Satellite C840-1012X (AMD Radeon HD 7610M, 14.0")
» Toshiba Satellite C840-1012X - 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 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- 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 / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ 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
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)