Intel Core i3-2330M vs Intel Core i3-2370M vs Intel Core i3-2348M

Intel Core i3-2330M

► remove 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.

Intel Core i3-2370M

► remove 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.

Intel Core i3-2348M

► remove Intel 2348M

The Intel Core i3-2348M 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 2.3 GHz (max). Compared to the Core i3-2328M, the 2348M offers only 100 MHz more core clock rate. The CPU is similar to the Core i3-2350M, but does not support Intel's Small Business Advantage tools, such as USB blocker, PC health check, data backup and wireless display (according to CPU World).

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 2348M) and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core.

The i3-2348M 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 2348M 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.

Due to the improved architecture, the average performance of the Core i3-2348M is higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i3 without Turbo Boost. In synthetic benchmarks, the performance is similar or slightly faster than the higher clocked Core i3-380M (2.53 GHz) and therefore adequate for most applications.

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

Intel Core i3-2330MIntel Core i3-2370MIntel Core i3-2348M
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
Sandy BridgeSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
: Core i3 Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i3-2370M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2350M2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2348M2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-2330M2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2328M2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2312M2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2310M2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2308M2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2377M1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2375M1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2367M1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2365M1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2357M1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-2370M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2350M2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2348M2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2330M2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2328M2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2312M2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2310M2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2308M2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2377M1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2375M1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2367M1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2365M1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2357M1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2370M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2350M2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-2348M2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2330M2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2328M2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2312M2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2310M2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2308M2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2377M1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2375M1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2367M1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2365M1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2357M1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
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32 32 32
149 mm2149 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, DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 3000 (650-1150MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1150 MHz)
Intel Core i3 2330MIntel Core i3 2370MIntel Core i3 2348M
$225 U.S.

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.07     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (8%)     max: 2.14 Points
min: 2.04     avg: 2.2     median: 2.3 (8%)     max: 2.31 Points
2.2 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.88     avg: 0.9     median: 1 (39%)     max: 0.96 Points
0.9 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2869     avg: 2888     median: 2888 (32%)     max: 2904 Points
min: 3087     avg: 3131.8     median: 3135 (34%)     max: 3165 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6263     avg: 6456.9     median: 6465.5 (13%)     max: 6593 Points
min: 7006     avg: 7058.7     median: 7064 (14%)     max: 7104 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7745     avg: 7876.3     median: 7887 (10%)     max: 7944 Points
min: 8337     avg: 8507.4     median: 8505 (11%)     max: 8681 Points
8152 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3591     avg: 3623.6     median: 3623.5 (35%)     max: 3654 Points
min: 3787     avg: 3885.9     median: 3903 (38%)     max: 3951 Points
3780 Points (37%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 722     avg: 781.1     median: 789.4 (9%)     max: 826.241 seconds
min: 660.7     avg: 700.3     median: 715.1 (8%)     max: 740.306 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 22     avg: 24.7     median: 25.1 (5%)     max: 26.379 seconds
min: 20.7     avg: 22     median: 22.5 (5%)     max: 23.376 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2070     avg: 2514.5     median: 2514.5 (30%)     max: 2959 KB/s
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (6%)
min: 0.192     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (6%)     max: 0.196 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (1%)
min: 0.22     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.222 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2610     avg: 2628.5     median: 2627 (18%)     max: 2649 Points
min: 2844     avg: 2878.2     median: 2869.5 (20%)     max: 2962 Points
2829 Points (20%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 17     avg: 17.6     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 18 Seconds
min: 16     avg: 16.4     median: 16.4 (4%)     max: 16.516 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 40     avg: 40.3     median: 40 (2%)     max: 41 Seconds
min: 37.3     avg: 37.6     median: 37.6 (2%)     max: 38 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 926     avg: 936.2     median: 941 (4%)     max: 944 Seconds
min: 859.265     avg: 864.6     median: 861.7 (4%)     max: 871 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 33000     avg: 35000     median: 35000 (17%)     max: 37000 MIPS
35330 MIPS (17%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 22170     avg: 24085     median: 24085 (18%)     max: 26000 MFLOPS
25650 MFLOPS (20%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.5 points (83%)
6.8 points (87%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6879     avg: 7014.1     median: 7008 (12%)     max: 7165 Points
min: 7353     avg: 7659     median: 7782 (13%)     max: 7854 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2782     avg: 2786     median: 2786 (15%)     max: 2790 points
min: 2796     avg: 2898     median: 2898 (16%)     max: 3000 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
26098 Points (17%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2218 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
3155 Points (12%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-2330M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-2370M → 105%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-2348M → 103%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)