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Intel Core i3-330M Specs and Benchmark

The core i3-330M is the First Generation Intel Core i3 processor that are found in the entry level notebooks. This has been mostly superseded with the higher clocked core i3-380M. Newer 2nd generation core i3 processor will likely make it almost obsolete in next one year or so. The core i3-380M should continue to be sold for the next two years.

Table : Core i3-330M Features and Specs

Feature Core i3-330M
Core Frequency 2.13 GHz
No. Of Cores 2
Cache Organization 512KB L2 + 3MB L3
Turbo Frequency No Turbo
TDP Rating 35 Watts
64 Bit Support Y
Lithography 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1066
Integrated Graphics Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz


Table : Core i3-330M Benchmarking

Benchmarks Core i3-330M
PassMark Score 1964
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) 49 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU 2210
Windows 7 Experience Score 6.2

Some more details of Core i3-330M

The Hyperthreading in the core i3-330M processor allows 4 threads running simultaneously. The processor is built with two dies on the chip, the 1st die containing the two processor cores and the second die containing the Integrated memory controller and the integrated GPU. 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 i3-330M is for entry level notebooks. More recently, the higher clocked, the core i3-380M has become more popular choice for the notebook manufacturers. The communication with the chipset is using fast differential DMI Bus

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