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Intel Core i3-350M Vs Intel Pentium P6300 – Comparison

The Intel Core i3-350M and the Intel Pentium P6300 makes an interesting comparison as both of these are clocked similarly at 2.26 GHz and are based upon the same Arrandale architecture. The main difference between them being the absence of Hyperthreading in the Pentium P6300. How much difference does that make ? Take a look at the comparison of the feature and the benchmark of the two processors.

Table : Core i3-350M Vs Intel Pentium P6300 Feature Differences

Feature Core i3-350M Intel Pentium P6300
Core Frequency 2.26 GHz 2.26 GHz
No. Of Cores 2 2 (No Hyperthreading)
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 32nm 32nm

Table : Core i3-350M Vs Intel Pentium P6300 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i3-350M Intel Pentium P6300
PassMark Score 2057 1993
Super Pi 2M (Lower in bette) 46 seconds 44 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU 2370 2050
Windows 7 Experience Score 6.4 5.9

Some more details of Core i3-350M

The Hyperthreading in the core i3-350M allows 4 threads running simulataneously. The processor is built with two dies on the chip, the first die containing the two 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 processor communicates with the chipset using DMI Bus – a fast differential Bus. Based upon Arrandale architecture – the core i3-350M has a fast processor to memory communication using its integrated graphics controller

Some more details of Intel Pentium P6300

The Pentium P6300 belongs to the Arrandale architecture, the same architecture that powers the first generation core i3 processors. It enjoys the benefit of integrated memory controller and is suitable for low cost entry level notebooks. It has integrated gpu unit with entry level graphics performance. The lack of the Hyperthreading reduces performance slightly as compared to the similarly clocked core i3 processors. Intel has attempted to gain by encashing the Pentium brand name that it created over the years

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  1. Joe
    May 12th, 2011 at 17:58 | #1

    The more I think about it , the more it does not seem to make sense to me. Why should intel disable the hyperthread and launch an inferior product ? I can understand disabling the Cache part. The cache has yield issue and Intel may disable the faulty Cache memory and sell the part. But disabling the Hyperthread does not fit in.