December 7, 2011

Intel Core i3-2330M

The Intel Core i3-2330M is a dual core processor commonly seen on entry level core i-Series notebook PCs. The Intel Core i3-2310M is created on the Sandy Bridge architecture and clocked at 2.2 GHz. This Sandy Bridge processor offers Hyperthreading Technology to handle 4 threads at once for improvement in performance of up 20% more. Compared to the faster Core i5 and i7, the Core i3 does not offer the TurboBoost technology for the CPU part therefore the clock speed is fixed at 2.2 GHz. This is faster by 100 MHz faster than the Intel Core i3-2330M model.

The core i3-2330M processor, just like the 2310M and 2350M, has three cache levels, wherein each of the CPU core has its own 64 KB first level, 256 KB second level cache, and the cores share 3 MB third level cache. The L3 cache of the core i3-2330M, just like the 2310M and 2350M, is also shared with the integrated graphics processing controller.

The GPU of this microprocessor called Intel HD Graphics 3000 is HD-capable, and supports 3D acceleration and video processing features like Quick Sync, Clear Video HD, and InTru 3D. The On-chip memory controller of core i3-2330M has two channels and works with DDR3 memory. The CPU supports Intel 64, SIMD streaming extensions up to SSE4, and AVX instructions. Intel i3-2330M incorporates VT-x virtualization and HyperThreading. The Core i3-2330M supports quite a lot of instruction extension but not all like the TurboBoost Technology that is why its clock speed is fixed at 2.2 GHz.

The table below shows the processors' performance in terms of PassMark rating. The higher the rating the better the performance of the processor.

Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom N450 318
Intel Atom N455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 595
Intel Atom N570 646
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 768
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
AMD A4-3310MX 1417
Celeron B800 1454
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Intel Core i3-2367M 1842
Intel Pentium B950 1976
AMD E2-3000M 2044
Intel Core i5-2467M 2172
AMD A4-3300M 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
Intel Core i5-2557M 2590
Intel Core i5 460M 2612
Intel Core i3 2310M 2619
Intel Core i5 560M 2671
Intel Core i7 620M 2794
Intel Core i3 2330M 2803
Intel Core i3-2350M 3084
AMD A6-3410MX APU 3157
AMD A8-3500M 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX 3359
AMD A8-3530MX 3431
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M 3539
Intel Core i7 2620M 3907
Intel Core i7 2640M 4165
Intel Core i7 2675QM 6144
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2635QM 6574
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804
Intel Core i7 2720QM 7040
Intel Core i7 2820QM 7495
Intel Core i7 2760QM 7586
Intel Core i7 2920XM 7680
Intel Core i7 2860QM 8012
Intel Core i7 2960XM 8861