Intel Core i3-2310M vs Intel Core i3-2330M

Intel Core i3-2310M

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The Intel Core i3-2310M 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 2.1 GHz (max).

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements are the new 256Bit AVX instructions, the improved Turbo 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

Der i3-2310M 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 2310M 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 i3-2310M is higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i3 without Turbo Boost. In synthetic benchmarks, the performance was about on par with the faster clocked Core i5-430M (2.3-2.5 GHz) and therefore adequate for most applications.

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

Intel Core i3-2330M

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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.

Intel Core i3-2310MIntel Core i3-2330M
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
Sandy BridgeSandy Bridge
: Core i3 Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i3-2370M compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2350M compare2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2348M compare2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2330M2.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2328M compare2.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2312M compare2.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-2310M2.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2308M compare2.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2377M compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2375M compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2367M compare1.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2365M compare1.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2357M compare1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2370M compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2350M compare2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2348M compare2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-2330M2.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2328M compare2.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2312M compare2.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2310M2.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2308M compare2.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2377M compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2375M compare1.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2367M compare1.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2365M compare1.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2357M compare1.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
2100 MHz2200 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
35 35
624 624
32 32
149 mm2149 mm2
85 (PGA); 100(BGA) °C85 (PGA); 100(BGA) °C
rPGA988B / BGA1023rPGA988B / BGA1023
HD Graphics 3000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 3000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Core i3 2310MIntel Core i3 2330M

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.9     avg: 2     median: 2 (4%)     max: 2.03 Points
min: 2.07     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (4%)     max: 2.14 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 2310M +
0.8 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2704     avg: 2755     median: 2762 (28%)     max: 2773
min: 2869     avg: 2888     median: 2888 (30%)     max: 2904
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5693     avg: 6167     median: 6190.5 (10%)     max: 6307
min: 6263     avg: 6457     median: 6465.5 (11%)     max: 6593
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 5730     avg: 7390     median: 7463 (7%)     max: 7597 Points
min: 7745     avg: 7876     median: 7887 (8%)     max: 7944 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 3319     avg: 3429     median: 3433 (26%)     max: 3496 Points
min: 3591     avg: 3624     median: 3623.5 (27%)     max: 3654 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 752     avg: 808     median: 764.7 (9%)     max: 1084.31 s
min: 722     avg: 781     median: 789.4 (9%)     max: 826.241 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 23.6     avg: 26     median: 25.8 (5%)     max: 33.634 s
min: 22     avg: 24.7     median: 25.1 (5%)     max: 26.379 s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 2330M +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 2330M +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 2330M +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2019     avg: 2503     median: 2517 (14%)     max: 2560 Points
min: 2610     avg: 2629     median: 2627 (15%)     max: 2649 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 18     avg: 18.5     median: 18.6 (4%)     max: 20.373 s
min: 17     avg: 17.6     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 18 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 41     avg: 42.2     median: 42 (2%)     max: 46.738 s
min: 40     avg: 40.3     median: 40 (2%)     max: 41 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 944     avg: 968     median: 967 (4%)     max: 1039 s
min: 926     avg: 936     median: 941 (4%)     max: 944 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 2330M +
min: 33000     avg: 35000     median: 35000 (17%)     max: 37000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 2330M +
min: 22170     avg: 24085     median: 24085 (18%)     max: 26000 MFLOPS
6.5 Points (83%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 5399     avg: 6637     median: 6672 (8%)     max: 7015 Points
min: 6879     avg: 7014     median: 7008 (8%)     max: 7165 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1846     avg: 2613     median: 2706 (12%)     max: 2888 Points
min: 2782     avg: 2786     median: 2786 (12%)     max: 2790 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-2310M → 100% n=14

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-2330M → 103% n=14

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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