Intel Core i3-390M vs Intel Core i3-370M

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 i3-370M

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The Intel Core i3-370M is a middle class dual core CPU for laptops and clocks with 2.4 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 i3-370M 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 i3-370M should be between a 2.5 and 2.6 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).

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» Intel Core i3-390M2667 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-380M (compare)2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-370M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-350M (compare)2260 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 i3-370M2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-350M (compare)2260 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 MHz2400 MHz
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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 370M

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
390M +
2.2 Points (6%)
min: 1.58     avg: 1.9     median: 2 (5%)     max: 1.99 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
390M +
2829 Points (29%)
min: 2623     avg: 2680     median: 2690 (28%)     max: 2711 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
390M +
6405 Points (11%)
min: 6090     avg: 6216     median: 6203.5 (10%)     max: 6506 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
390M +
7623 Points (10%)
min: 7276     avg: 7479     median: 7505 (10%)     max: 7603 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
390M +
3534 Points (33%)
min: 3174     avg: 3301     median: 3322 (31%)     max: 3373 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
390M +
682 seconds (8%)
100%
370M +
min: 639.4     avg: 675     median: 659.5 (8%)     max: 737 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
390M +
22.5 seconds (5%)
100%
370M +
min: 20.3     avg: 21.7     median: 21.2 (4%)     max: 24 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
390M +
2811 Points (19%)
min: 2525     avg: 2574     median: 2578 (17%)     max: 2614 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
390M +
17 Seconds (4%)
100%
370M +
min: 17.6     avg: 18.1     median: 18 (4%)     max: 19 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
390M +
40 Seconds (2%)
100%
370M +
min: 41.2     avg: 42.4     median: 42 (2%)     max: 46 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
390M +
941 Seconds (4%)
100%
370M +
min: 978.465     avg: 989     median: 990 (4%)     max: 999 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
390M +
39140 MIPS (19%)
min: 30380     avg: 32380     median: 32380 (15%)     max: 34380 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
390M +
27400 MFLOPS (21%)
min: 25000     avg: 25350     median: 25350 (19%)     max: 25700 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
370M +
min: 4991     avg: 5190     median: 5083 (32%)     max: 5496 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
390M +
6.8 points (87%)
min: 6.6     avg: 6.7     median: 6.7 (86%)     max: 6.7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
370M +
min: 6676     avg: 6882     median: 6885 (10%)     max: 6994 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-390M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-370M → 96%

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