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Intel Core i3-350M Vs Pentium P6200 difference benchmark and comparison

Intel Core i3-350M Vs Pentium P6200 difference benchmark and comparison by Starred Reviews

The Intel core i3-330M as well as the Pentium P6200 belong to the same Arrandale architecture.  Both have some new exotic features including the integrated memory controller and the Integrated GPU.

The Pentium P6200, however, does not support hyperthreading, which slightly degrades the real life performance ( 10 to 15%).  This however, is not the only reason the core i3-350M is faster than Pentium P6200. The core i3-350M has higher clock ( see the table below)


Table : Feature Differences

Feature Core i3-350M Intel Pentium P6200
Core Frequency 2.26 GHz 2.13 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 32 nm 32 nm

Some more details of Core i3-350M

The Hyperthreading in the core i3-350M allows 4 threads running simultaneously. 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 P6200

The Pentium P6200 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 (One thread per core) 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.

In the next post we have covered the benchmarking comparison of these two processors.

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