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Intel Core i3-2330M

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.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameSandy Bridge

Series: Core i3 Sandy Bridge

Intel Core i3-2370M compare2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2350M compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2348M compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2330M « 2.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2328M compare2.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2312M compare2.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2310M compare2.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2308M compare2.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2377M compare1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2375M compare1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2367M compare1.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2365M compare1.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2357M compare1.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Clock Rate2200 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count624 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
Max. Temperature85 (PGA); 100(BGA) °C
SocketrPGA988B / BGA1023
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date05/15/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 2330M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.07     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (3%)     max: 2.14 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2869     avg: 2888     median: 2888 (24%)     max: 2904 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 6263     avg: 6457     median: 6465.5 (7%)     max: 6593 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 7745     avg: 7876     median: 7887 (6%)     max: 7944 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 3591     avg: 3624     median: 3623.5 (20%)     max: 3654 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2610     avg: 2629     median: 2627 (6%)     max: 2649 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 17     avg: 17.6     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 18 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 6879     avg: 7014     median: 7008 (7%)     max: 7165 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core i3-2330M processor

 

Dell Inspiron 14R-N4110 Laptop Review

Budget performance. Dell's affordable Inspiron family has always been popular with everyday users, but does this 2011 14-inch Inspiron have the bang for the buc...
Intel Core i3-2330M | Intel HD Graphics 3000 | 14.00" | 2.2 kg
 

Review Samsung 300E5A-S01 Notebook

Is a little more OK? The Samsung 300E5A wants to stand out with high mobility at a low price, despite the lack of ULV hardware. Even the odd game isn't a proble...
Intel Core i3-2330M | NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
 

Review Lenovo B570-M58G4GE Notebook

Step in. Lenovo has built a good reputation with its ThinkPad series. These high-quality business notebooks deliver cutting-edge technology to customers all ove...
Intel Core i3-2330M | Intel HD Graphics 3000 | 15.60" | 2.4 kg
 

Review Asus Pro P53E-SO102X Notebook

Business for tight budgets. The case and screen both come with matt looks. Is that enough to call it "business"? Asus thinks so and even prints AsusPro on the m...
Intel Core i3-2330M | Intel HD Graphics 3000 | 15.60" | 2.6 kg

Samsung 300E5A-A01DX: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Samsung 300E5A-A01DX

HP Pavilion g7-1300: AMD Radeon HD 7450M, 17.30", 3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g7-1300

HP Pavilion g6-2050ec: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g6-2050ec

HP Pavilion g6-1263sr: AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g6-1263sr

HP Pavilion dv6-6b50er: AMD Radeon HD 6490M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-6b50er

HP Pavilion g7-2050sf: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 17.30", 2.8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g7-2050sf

Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-2F7: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-2F7

HP Pavilion dv6-6b50sa: AMD Radeon HD 6490M, 15.60", 2.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-6b50sa

Asus P53E-SO080X: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus P53E-SO080X

Samsung 300E5A-S01: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Samsung 300E5A-S01

Asus B33E-RO026X: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.30", 2 kg
  External Review » Asus B33E-RO026X

HP Pavilion dm4-2101ea: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.00", 2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm4-2101ea

Toshiba Portégé R830-S8312: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.30", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Portégé R830-S8312

Lenovo B570-M58G4GE: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Lenovo B570-M58G4GE

Asus Pro P53E-SO102X: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus Pro P53E-SO102X

Toshiba Satellite L750-17D: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L750-17D

Sony Vaio VPC-EH2M1E/L: NVIDIA GeForce 410M, 15.50", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EH2M1E/L

HP Pavilion g6-1206eg: AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g6-1206eg

Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-102468G: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-102468G

Asus K53E-SX883: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus K53E-SX883

Sony Vaio VPC-EH2F1E: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.50", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EH2F1E

Acer Aspire 5749-2333G32Mikk: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5749-2333G32Mikk

Acer Aspire 5750-6667: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5750-6667

Sony Vaio VPC-EH2H1E/P: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.50", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EH2H1E/P

Samsung 300E5A-S03DE: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Samsung 300E5A-S03DE

Acer Aspire 5755-6482: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5755-6482

Sony Vaio VPC-EH24FX/B: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.50", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EH24FX/B

Medion Akoya P6812 MD98760: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Medion Akoya P6812 MD98760

HP Pavilion g7-1260us: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 17.30", 2.7 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g7-1260us

Asus K53E-RBR4: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Asus K53E-RBR4

Dell Inspiron 15R-N5050: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 15R-N5050

HP Pavilion g4-1226nr: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.00", 2.1 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g4-1226nr

Sony Vaio VPC-EH25FM: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.50", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EH25FM

Toshiba Satellite P755-S5320: Intel HD Graphics 2000, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P755-S5320

Dell Inspiron 13z-N311z: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.30", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 13z-N311z

Sony Vaio VPC-EH17FG/L: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EH17FG/L

Dell Inspiron 14R-N4110: Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.00", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 14R-N4110

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Other CPUs of the series Core i3

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» Intel Core i3-6167U
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» Intel Core i3-6100H
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» Intel Core i3-5157U
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6157U
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4110M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4000M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100E
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3130M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3120M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5020U
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3110M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5010U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5015U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6006U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-390M
   2x 2.67 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5005U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2350M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2348M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380M
   2x 2.53 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2330M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2328M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4158U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4120U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4025U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2312M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2310M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2308M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3227U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4005U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3217U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4102E
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030Y
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-350M
   2x 2.26 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4020Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4012Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330M
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010Y
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3229Y
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2377M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2375M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2367M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2365M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2357M
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380UM
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330UM
   2x 1.2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i5-450M
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.66 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-380M
   2x 2.53 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-2677M
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.9 GHz
+ AMD A10-7400P
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.4 GHz
+ Intel Pentium 3560M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2330M
   2x 2.2 GHz
- Intel Core i3-2328M
   2x 2.2 GHz
- Intel Pentium 2030M
   2x 2.5 GHz
- Intel Pentium 3550M
   2x 2.3 GHz
- Intel Core i7-660LM
   2x 2.27 GHz - 3.07 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
   2x 2.8 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)