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

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

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The comparison of the processing power should turn out interesting, as, the Core i3-2310M is clocked at 2100 MHz as compared to 2533 MHz for the Core i3-380M. If the processor architecture is improved in Sandy Bridge, we should expect that the Core i3-2310M even with lower clock frequency will catch up in CPU performance with respect to the Core i3-380M. If we rely purely upon the Passmark Score, the core i3-2310M with 2695 score outsmarts the Core i3-380M with a passmark score of 2336.

In the Table below we have captured the benchmark performance of the Core i3-2310M and Core i3-380M

Benchmark Core i3-2310M
Core i3-380M
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) 42 seconds 42 seconds
Windows 7 Experience Index – CPU 6.4 6.8
Pass Mark Score 2695 2336
3D Mark 06 CPU Score 2550 2700

From the Table it looks like the two processors have comparable performance level. We should expect the Sandy Bridge based notebooks to become more popular in future as, it may lower the overall system cost by not requiring additional discrete graphics and still give a decent graphics performance.

The arrival of the Sandy Bridge processors has opened up more opportunities for the buyers looking for more integrated graphics performance.

The Core i3-3210M belongs to the second generation core i3 processor, more popularly known as Sandy Bridge processor in contrast to the Core i3-380M which is First generation core i3 processor based upon Nehalem architecture. The most characteristic improvement in the Sandy Bridge architecture is in the area of the integrated graphics. The Core i3-380M has two dies with the two processor cores in the first die built with 32 nm technology and the integrated graphics plus the memory controller in the second die built with 42 nm technology.

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  1. Mike
    August 1st, 2011 at 13:50 | #1

    Right, so in layman’s terms – which is better?

  2. Mark
    August 28th, 2011 at 12:56 | #2

    I am processor illiterate, so I went with the newer one (i3-2310M). I found it ranked at 275, where as the i3-380M ranked at 304.

  3. sandy
    February 1st, 2012 at 20:14 | #3

    which one is worthy enough in lower cost??