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Intel Pentium P6100 Vs Core i3-330M

March 29th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Pentium P6100 and the Core i3-330M belong to the same architecture and belong to the same family which makes them interesting for comparison. Let us take a look at some of the facts before we compare their performance difference.

1. Pentium P6100 is clocked at 2.0 GHz while the Core i3-330M is clocked at 2.13 GHz.
2. Both the processors have integrated graphics units.
3. Both these processors have Integrated Memory Controller.
4. The processors belong to the Arrandale Series and have same architecture. The communication with the chipset is using HyperTransport Bus.
5. Both, the Pentium P6100 as well as the Core i3-330M have same 3 MB L3 Cache.

Table : Intel Pentium P6100 Vs Core i3-330M Feature Differences

Feature Intel Pentium P6100 Core i3-330M
Core Frequency 2.00 GHz 2.13 GHz
No. Of Cores 2 (No Hyperthreading) 2
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
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1066 DDR3-1066
Integrated Graphics Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz


So exactly how much is the performance advantage of the core i3-330M over Pentium P6100 ? – Read in the benchmark comparison of the Core i3-330M Vs Pentium P6100

While we made up an interesting comparison of the Pentium P6200 and the core i3-330M, people are still looking for the Pentium P6100 Vs core i3-330M comparison. We had concluded that the core i3-330M is faster than the similarly clocked P6200 in benchmarks, mainly because of the Hyperthreading support in Core i3-330M.

The gap between the performance of the Pentium P6100 and the Core i3-330M should widen given the fact that the core i3-330m is clocked at 2.13 GHz and Pentium P6100 is clocked at only 2 GHz. Let us take a look at some architectural comparisons.

You may like to note that Hyperthreading is not advantageous under all circumstances. Under certain specific circumstances it does benefit the multi threaded processes to an extent. Statistically, it has been observed that most processes take benefit of the Hyperthreading.

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  1. pali
    May 19th, 2011 at 12:48 | #1

    Hi, I was wondering about the comparison performance between AMD n830 with intel pentium P6200. I understand with the article in the related posts already explain the comparison between i3 and P6200.
    Nevertheless, I quite curious the reason for intel pentium laptop cost more than amd n830? (at least where i live). The price different is around USD30. Just my 2 cents.

  2. admin
    May 22nd, 2011 at 00:15 | #2

    Hi pali,

    You may like to check these two pages for comparison