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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 compare2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2350M « 2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2348M compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-2330M compare2.2 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 Rate2300 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, DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$225 U.S.
Announcement Date05/15/2011
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
196 Points (1%)
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Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2634     avg: 2976     median: 3026.5 (18%)     max: 3037 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 6380     avg: 6729     median: 6789.5 (5%)     max: 6827 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 7620     avg: 8167     median: 8239 (6%)     max: 8303 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 1518     avg: 3444     median: 3756 (5%)     max: 3799 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 703     avg: 821     median: 746 (9%)     max: 1158 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 21.9     avg: 24.5     median: 24 (5%)     max: 28.91 s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.101     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (3%)     max: 0.102 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.164     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (3%)     max: 0.178 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 0.191     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.199 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2057     avg: 2641     median: 2755 (6%)     max: 2791 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 17     avg: 17.1     median: 17 (4%)     max: 17.14 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 896     avg: 900     median: 897 (4%)     max: 912 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 38190     avg: 38595     median: 38595 (18%)     max: 39000 MIPS
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 7120     avg: 7312     median: 7250.5 (6%)     max: 7618 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2635     avg: 2816     median: 2809 (8%)     max: 2986 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
4116 points (5%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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