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Intel Core i3-2310M Vs Core i3-380M comparison

Intel Core i3-2310M Vs Core i3-380M

The Core i3-380M is clocked substantially higher than the core i3-2310M – the second generation core i3 processor ( 2.53 GGz Vs 2.10 GHz). Going by purely the processor performance, the core i3-380M may outsmart the next generation i3-2310M.

However, the core i3-2310M has integrated GPU unit that is twice as fast as the integrated GPU of the Core i3-380M. This is where core i3-2310M presents itself as a better alternative to the core i3-380M.

If mid level gaming without external or discrete graphics component is your target, the core i3-2301M may be a better choice.

Table : Core i3-2310M Vs Core i3-380M Feature Differences

Feature Core i3-2310M Core i3-380M
Core Frequency 2.10 GHz 2.53 GHz
No. Of Cores 2 (4 Hyperthreads) 2
Cache Organization 3 MB L3 Smart Cache 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 DDR3-1333 DDR3-1066
Integrated Graphics Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz


Table : Core i3-2310M Vs Core i3-380M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i3-2310M Core i3-380M
PassMark Score 2714 2330
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) 42 seconds 41 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU 2530 2700
Windows 7 Experience Score 6.4 6.8

Some more details of Core i3-2310M

The Core i3-2310M is the second generation Intel Core i3 processor improving significantly upon the architecture that evolved from Arrandale. Although turbo boost is not available in the core i3-2310M ( The newer turbo 2.0 technology, that increases the time for which processor can be in the boosted state, is available only on the second generation core i5 and i7 processors), the processor still shows significant perdormance improvement over similarly clocked 1st generation core i3 processor. The more significant improvement has been in the area of integrated graphics unit.

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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