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Athlon ii P340 Vs Core i3-380M

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Table : Athlon ii P340 Vs Core i3-380M Feature Differences

Feature Athlon ii P340 Core i3-380M
Core Frequency 2.20 GHz 2.53 GHz
No. Of Cores 2 2
Cache Organization 1 MB L2 Cache 512KB L2 + 3MB L3
Turbo Frequency No Turbo No Turbo
TDP Rating 25 Watts 35 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 45 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3 DDR3-1066
Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz

Table : Athlon ii P340 Vs Core i3-380M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Athlon ii P340 Core i3-380M
PassMark Score 1306 2330
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) 72 seconds 41 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU 1740 2700
Windows 7 Experience Score 5.3 6.8

Some more details of Athlon ii P340

Athlon ii P340 features integrated dual channel DDR3 SDRAM memory controller. The integrated memory controller reduces memory latency and improves overall processor performance. The Athlon ii P340 is decent for entry level notebooks, but its performance trails behind the Intel’s core i3 processors ( for given frequencies)

Some more details of Core i3-380M

The Hyperthreading ( Two threads for each core) in the core i3-380M improved performance in multithreaded environment. The processor is built with two dies on the chip, the first die has the two cores and the second die has the Integrated memory controller and the integrated graphics unit called GMA that runs at base clock of 500 MHz and ramp to 667 MHz based upon demand. The performance of the Integrated GPU is for entry level graphics and not really great for gaming, though, it helps reduce system cost by not requiring a separate discrete graphics component. The core i3-380M is for entry level notebooks that promises moderate performance. The processor communicates with the chipset using DMI Bus – a fast differential Bus. Based upon Arrandale architecture – the core i3-380M has a fast processor to memory communication using its integrated graphics controller

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