The Pentium P6100 and the Core i3-330M belong to the same architecture and belong to the same family which makes them interesting for comparison. Let us take a look at some of the facts before we compare their performance difference.
1. Pentium P6100 is clocked at 2.0 GHz while the Core i3-330M is clocked at 2.13 GHz.
2. Both the processors have integrated graphics units.
3. Both these processors have Integrated Memory Controller.
4. The processors belong to the Arrandale Series and have same architecture. The communication with the chipset is using HyperTransport Bus.
5. Both, the Pentium P6100 as well as the Core i3-330M have same 3 MB L3 Cache.
Table : Intel Pentium P6100 Vs Core i3-330M Feature Differences
|Feature||Intel Pentium P6100||Core i3-330M|
|Core Frequency||2.00 GHz||2.13 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 (No Hyperthreading)||2|
|Cache Organization||512KB L2 + 3MB L3||512KB L2 + 3MB L3|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||35 Watts||35 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||32 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1066||DDR3-1066|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz||Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz|
So exactly how much is the performance advantage of the core i3-330M over Pentium P6100 ? – Read in the benchmark comparison of the Core i3-330M Vs Pentium P6100
While we made up an interesting comparison of the Pentium P6200 and the core i3-330M, people are still looking for the Pentium P6100 Vs core i3-330M comparison. We had concluded that the core i3-330M is faster than the similarly clocked P6200 in benchmarks, mainly because of the Hyperthreading support in Core i3-330M.
The gap between the performance of the Pentium P6100 and the Core i3-330M should widen given the fact that the core i3-330m is clocked at 2.13 GHz and Pentium P6100 is clocked at only 2 GHz. Let us take a look at some architectural comparisons.
You may like to note that Hyperthreading is not advantageous under all circumstances. Under certain specific circumstances it does benefit the multi threaded processes to an extent. Statistically, it has been observed that most processes take benefit of the Hyperthreading.