AMD Phenom II X4 N930 Vs Intel Core i3-370M
The quad core Phenom ii N930 from AMD has very few similarity with the Intel’s dual core i3-370M processor. The N930 is a quad core processor while the core i3-370M is a dual core. The N930 has 512Kb of L2 cache for each of the 4 cores. The i3-370M has 3 MB of shared L3 Cache. The N930 is a 2 GHz part while the core i3-370M is a 2.40 GHz part.
Nonetheless, it makes sense to compare the two processors, as core i3-370M is found in many of the entry to moderate performance notebooks. The If the price of a Phenom ii X4 N930 is similar to Core i3-370M, it makes sense to compare the two.
The Table below lists out the benchmarking results of the two processors.
|Benchmark||Phenom ii N930||MCore i3-370|
|Super Pi 2M (Lower is better)||86 seconds||42 seconds|
|3D Mark 06 CPU||2825||2575|
|Windows 7 Experience Index||6.9||6.7|
|Pass Mark Score||2510||2220|
We will let the readers draw their own conclusion in the comment section below. In general, the Phenom ii N930 is better for cases where all of its 4 cores are put into use. In cases where single core is used, the Core i3-370M seems to give better performance with its higher clock frequency of the single core.