Intel Core i3-390M vs Intel Core i3-350M

Intel Core i3-390M

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The Intel Core i3-390M is a middle class dual core CPU for laptops and clocks with 2.67 GHz. The difference to the Core i5 and i7 series is the lacking TurboBoost 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 i3-390M 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.

The performance of the Core i3-390M should be at a level of a 2.7-2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (upper class CPUs in the last year). This is mainly due to the efficient HyperThreading function and the integrated memory controller. In single threaded applications it should be at least as fast, as a similar clocked Core 2 Duo.

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 i3-350M

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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).

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» Intel Core i3-390M2667 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 i3-330M (compare)2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-380UM (compare)1333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-330UM (compare)1200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-390M2667 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 i3-330M (compare)2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-380UM (compare)1333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-330UM (compare)1200 MHz2 / 43 MB
2667 MHz2260 MHz
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512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
35 35
382+177 382+177
32 32
81+114 mm281+114 mm2
90 (rPGA), 105 (BGA) °C105 °C
BGA1288, PGA988BGA1288, PGA988
Intel HD Graphics (500-667MHz)Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 667MHz,
Intel Core i3 390MIntel Core i3 350M

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
390M +
2.2 Points (6%)
min: 1.49     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (5%)     max: 1.89 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
390M +
2829 Points (29%)
min: 2152     avg: 2445     median: 2453 (25%)     max: 2559 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
390M +
6405 Points (11%)
min: 5616     avg: 5826     median: 5843 (10%)     max: 5943 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
390M +
7623 Points (10%)
min: 6763     avg: 6999     median: 7000 (9%)     max: 7146 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
390M +
3534 Points (33%)
min: 2920     avg: 3066     median: 3073.5 (29%)     max: 3183 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
390M +
682 seconds (8%)
100%
350M +
min: 696     avg: 923     median: 706.5 (8%)     max: 1820 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
390M +
22.5 seconds (5%)
100%
350M +
min: 22     avg: 29.2     median: 22.6 (5%)     max: 57 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
390M +
2811 Points (19%)
min: 2315     avg: 2371     median: 2366 (16%)     max: 2461 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
390M +
17 Seconds (4%)
100%
350M +
min: 19     avg: 19.4     median: 19 (4%)     max: 20 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
390M +
40 Seconds (2%)
100%
350M +
min: 44     avg: 45.9     median: 45.4 (2%)     max: 50 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
390M +
941 Seconds (4%)
min: 1033     avg: 1057     median: 1049 (5%)     max: 1121 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
390M +
39140 MIPS (19%)
min: 27700     avg: 30348     median: 30475 (14%)     max: 32510 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
390M +
27400 MFLOPS (21%)
min: 21530     avg: 22088     median: 21575 (17%)     max: 24100 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
350M +
min: 5042     avg: 5304     median: 5234 (33%)     max: 5888 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
390M +
6.8 points (87%)
min: 6.3     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (82%)     max: 6.4 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
350M +
min: 6466     avg: 6552     median: 6515 (9%)     max: 6747 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-390M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-350M → 92%

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

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