Intel Core i3-330M vs Intel Core i3-350M

Intel Core i3-330M

► remove Intel 330M

The Intel Core i3-330M is a lower-middle class dual core CPU for laptops and clocks with 2.16 GHz. The difference to the Core i5-430M is the lacking Turbo Boost overclocking and the slower core speed. Each core is based on the Nehalem (Westmere) micro-architecture. Hyperthreading enables the Dual Core CPU to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). 

A feature of the new Core i3-330M is the integrated graphics card called Intel HD Graphics or GMA HD and a DDR3 1066 MHz memory controller. Both are on a separate die that is still manufactured in 45nm whereas the CPU die is already manufactured in the new 32nm process. 

The performance in synthetic benchmarks is mostly on par with a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo P8600 (due to the improved hyperthreading). The speed should be at least as fast as a 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo and therefore the i3-330M positions itself in the middle class (lower middle class regarding Core i CPUs). It should handle all applications well, but some demanding games could profit from a faster CPU.

The 32nm cpu cores of the Westmere generation can also process some new instructions to accelerate AES encryptions. In the i3-330M Intel has deactivated these new AES functions.

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is known to be clocked up to 500 MHz and should be clearly faster than the old GMA 4500MHD. The Core i5 and i7 models should still be a bit faster because of the higher max. clock speed of the GPU. A GeForce 9400M (ION) should still be a faster (especially as Nvidia and ATI cards have a better driver support than Intel up to now). According to rumors, the GMA core will also use the Turbo Mode regulate the clock speed.

The power consumption of 35 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 35 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo T-series (CPU alone).

Intel Core i3-350M

► remove Intel 350M

The Intel Core i3-350M is a lower-middle class dual core CPU for laptops and clocks with 2.26 GHz. The difference to the Core i5-430M is the lacking Turbo Boost overclocking, and the missing AES, VT-d and Trusted Execution functions. Each core is based on the Nehalem (Westmere) micro-architecture. Hyperthreading enables the Dual Core CPU to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). 

A feature of the new Core i3-350M is the integrated graphics card called GMA HD and the memory controller. Both are on a separate die that is still manufactured in 45nm whereas the CPU die is already manufactured in the new 32nm process. 

First performance results from [pconline.com.cn] indicate a very good performance per MHz. The site reviewed the upcoming Core i3 530 (2.93 GHz - no turbo) which was on average faster than a Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.0 GHz). Therefore, the mobile Core i3-350M should be faster than a Core 2 Duo P8400.

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is known to be clocked up to 500-667 MHz (due to Turbo Boost) and should be clearly faster than the old GMA 4500MHD. The Core i5 and i7 models should still be a bit faster because of the higher max. clock speed of the GPU. The performance of the graphics in 3D should be on par with a Radeon HD 4200 but the driver support is usually worse.

The power consumption of 35 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 35 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo T-series (CPU alone).

Intel Core i3-330MIntel Core i3-350M
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
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Intel Core i3-390M (compare)2667 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-380M (compare)2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-370M (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-350M2260 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-330M2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-380UM (compare)1333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-330UM (compare)1200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-390M (compare)2667 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-380M (compare)2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-370M (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-350M2260 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-330M2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-380UM (compare)1333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-330UM (compare)1200 MHz2 / 43 MB
2130 MHz2260 MHz
25002500
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
35 35
177+382 382+177
32 0.775 - 1 V (low frequency mode) 0.8 - 1.4 V32
81+114 mm281+114 mm2
90 (rPGA) -100 (BGA) °C105 °C
BGA1288, PGA988BGA1288, PGA988
Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrated GMA HD 500MHz, integrated DDR3 1066 memory controllerHyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 667MHz,
Intel Core i3 330MIntel Core i3 350M

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
330M +
min: 1.71     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (6%)     max: 1.77 Points
107%
350M +
min: 1.49     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (7%)     max: 1.89 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
330M +
min: 1671     avg: 2300.6     median: 2330 (25%)     max: 2360 Points
105%
350M +
min: 2152     avg: 2445.2     median: 2453 (27%)     max: 2559 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
330M +
min: 5361     avg: 5513.1     median: 5491 (11%)     max: 6333 Points
106%
350M +
min: 5616     avg: 5826.4     median: 5843 (12%)     max: 5943 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
330M +
min: 6254     avg: 6556.6     median: 6552 (9%)     max: 6756 Points
107%
350M +
min: 6763     avg: 6999.4     median: 7000 (9%)     max: 7146 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
330M +
min: 1932     avg: 2778.7     median: 2863 (28%)     max: 2931 Points
107%
350M +
min: 2920     avg: 3065.5     median: 3073.5 (30%)     max: 3183 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
330M +
min: 477     avg: 853.5     median: 750 (9%)     max: 2356.66 seconds
101%
350M +
min: 696     avg: 922.6     median: 706.5 (8%)     max: 1820 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
330M +
min: 23     avg: 27.3     median: 23.9 (5%)     max: 63.96 seconds
100%
350M +
min: 22     avg: 29.2     median: 22.6 (5%)     max: 57 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
330M +
min: 1906     avg: 2210.5     median: 2235 (16%)     max: 2280 Points
106%
350M +
min: 2315     avg: 2370.9     median: 2366 (16%)     max: 2461 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1280x768 1280x768
100%
330M +
2204 Points (72%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1280x720
100%
330M +
min: 2203     avg: 2205     median: 2205 (69%)     max: 2207 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
330M +
min: 20     avg: 21     median: 21 (5%)     max: 24 Seconds
100%
350M +
min: 19     avg: 19.4     median: 19 (4%)     max: 20 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
330M +
min: 47     avg: 49.3     median: 48 (2%)     max: 69 Seconds
100%
350M +
min: 44     avg: 45.9     median: 45.4 (2%)     max: 50 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
330M +
min: 1097     avg: 1158.2     median: 1104 (5%)     max: 1810 Seconds
100%
350M +
min: 1033     avg: 1057.3     median: 1049 (5%)     max: 1121 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
330M +
min: 25565     avg: 27249.6     median: 26000 (12%)     max: 31260 MIPS
117%
350M +
min: 27700     avg: 30348.3     median: 30475 (14%)     max: 32510 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
330M +
min: 20210     avg: 20477.9     median: 20300 (16%)     max: 22700 MFLOPS
106%
350M +
min: 21530     avg: 22088.3     median: 21575 (17%)     max: 24100 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
330M +
min: 4624     avg: 5351.7     median: 5107 (32%)     max: 5958 Points
102%
350M +
min: 5042     avg: 5304.3     median: 5234 (33%)     max: 5888 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
330M +
min: 5.9     avg: 6.2     median: 6.2 (79%)     max: 6.2 points
103%
350M +
min: 6.3     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (82%)     max: 6.4 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
330M +
min: 5043     avg: 6072.7     median: 6143 (10%)     max: 6244 Points
106%
350M +
min: 6466     avg: 6552.2     median: 6515 (11%)     max: 6747 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-330M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-350M → 105%

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

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