Intel Core i3-2310M Sandy Bridge Processor
The Intel core i3-2310M is the entry level Sandy Bridge processor for mobile segment. Clocked at 2.1 GHz, i3-2310M is a dual core processor and has 3 MB of L3 Cache. Here are some quick facts about the i3-2310M Core i3-2310M processor
Number of Cores – 2
Clock frequency – 2.1 GHz
L3 Cache – 3 MB
Turbo – Not Supported
Graphics clock frequency – 650 MHz
Graphics Turbo Frequency – 1100 MHz
TDP Rating – 35 Watts
The Intel core i3-330M is clocked at 2.13 GHz – about the same as the Sandy Bridge Core i3-2310M. Check out the performance improvement in the Sandy Bridge with respect to the Arrandale Architecture in Core i3-330M Vs Core i3-2310M Comparison.
The Core i3-2310M does support hyperthreading, which means that there could be 4 threads running simultaneously. New Sandy Bridge architecture provides improvements in some definite areas. We do not expect any substantial CPU improvement – the improvement could be in the range of 10 to 15%. However, there are some basic architecture change in the graphics and memory controller section. In the previous Arrandale Core i3 architecture, the graphics and the memory controller were built on one die with 45 nm technology, while the two cores of the CPU were on a second die built with 32 nm technology. In the new architecture, the whole thing has been built with 32 nm on a single die.
While there is no substantial improvement in the CPU section, the performance of the graphics section has been substantially improved. It has been reported in the initial benchmark that the GPU section could see a 2x performance improvement. There are only some initial notebooks available and no benchmarking data is available yet. But we expect the data to be available soon.
Note that while the CPU section in the core i3-2310M does not support turbo, the graphics section does support the turbo function, and its turbo frequency can be raised to 1100 MHz.The core i3-2310M comes with integrated memory controller ( supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333). Other features worth mentioning are support for 64 bit and virtualization technology.