December 8, 2012

Intel Core i3-3110M Dual-core Ivy Bridge Processor

The Intel Core i3-3110M is another Ivy Bridge dual-core processor designed primarily of laptop PCs. This processor chip is designed using 22 nanometer technology and comes with several features such as Intel HD Graphics 4000 runs at the clock speed of 650-1000MHz; DDR3-1600 Memory Controller; Hyper-Threading technology, AVX; Quick Sync; Virtualization VT-x; and more. Because of Hyper-Threading this laptop processor can handle up to four threads which make the processor more efficient. This Intel Core i3-3110M runs at the clock speed of 2.4 GHz without Turbo Boost. Like its predecessor, Sandy Bridge, the Intel Core i3-3110M has a level 3 cache of 3 MB Level 3 cache.

What makes Ivy Bridge differs from the Sandy Bridge is that it uses 22 nanometer technology compared to Sandy Bridge’s 32 nanometer; and also an improvement on the GPU and CPU performance. It is the first one to introduce 3D transistors which has the advantage of increasing energy efficiency in comparison to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors.

The Intel Core i3-3110M dual-core processor is equipped with Intel HD Graphics 4000 comes with 16 Execution Units with a base clock speed of 650 MHz with Turbo Boost up to 1000 MHz. This dual-core processor has a Thermal design Power (TDP) of 35 watts which makes this processor best suited to laptop PCs with size ranging from 14 inches and above.

Moreover, this Intel Core i3-3110M has a PassMark score of 2909 which makes it more powerful than Intel Core i3-3217U with a score of 2178; AMD E1-1200 with a score of 725; and AMD E2-1800 with a PassMArk of 812. On the other hand this Intel Core i3-3110M is less powerful than Intel Core i5-3210M with a score of 3896; Intel Core i7-3630QM with a score of 7534 and Intel Core i5-3317U with a rating of 3127. For more comparison you visit this page.