Intel Core i3-2350M

Intel 2350M

The Intel Core i3-2350M 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 2.3 GHz (max). Compared to the Core i3-2310M, the 2330M offers 200 MHz more core clock rate.

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 2350M) and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

Der i3-2350M 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 2350M 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 i3-2350M 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 i3-390M (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 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-2350M2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2348M (compare)2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2330M (compare)2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2328M (compare)2200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2312M (compare)2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2310M (compare)2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2308M (compare)2100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2377M (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2375M (compare)1500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2367M (compare)1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2365M (compare)1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-2357M (compare)1300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. 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, DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$225 U.S.
Announcement Date05/15/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 2350M


Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.2 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2634     avg: 2975.9     median: 3026 (31%)     max: 3037 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6380     avg: 6728.5     median: 6789 (10%)     max: 6827 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7620     avg: 8166.6     median: 8239 (11%)     max: 8303 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1518     avg: 3444.4     median: 3756 (36%)     max: 3799 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 703     avg: 821.4     median: 745 (9%)     max: 1158 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 21     avg: 24.5     median: 24 (5%)     max: 28 seconds
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2057     avg: 2641.1     median: 2755 (18%)     max: 2791 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
17.1 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 38     avg: 38.5     median: 38 (2%)     max: 39 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 896     avg: 900.4     median: 897 (4%)     max: 912 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 38190     avg: 38595     median: 38595 (18%)     max: 39000 MIPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.7 points (95%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 7120     avg: 7312.1     median: 7250 (10%)     max: 7618 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2635     avg: 2816.2     median: 2809 (14%)     max: 2986 points
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