Intel Core i3 2308M 

Released August, 2012
  • 2.1 GHz
  • Dual core

The T300 Chi was specified as a 12.5-inch fanless tablet in a 7.3mm thickness design, with LTE support and a 2560x1600 display.
by Ian-Cutress (Sep, 2014)
Core M is the moniker for what will be the Broadwell-Y series of processors, following on from Haswell-Y, and it will be the first release of Intel’s 14nm technology.
by Ian-Cutress (Sep, 2014)

Features Key features of the Intel Core i3 2308M

clock speed

Core i3 2308M
2.1 GHz
Core i5 3317U
1.7 GHz
Core i3 2330M
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

Core i3 2308M
1 MB
Core i5 3317U
0.5 MB

L3 cache

Core i3 2308M
3 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i3 2308M
2.1 GHz
Core i5 3317U
2.42 GHz
Core i3 2330M
2.21 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i3 2308M
2.1 GHz
Core i5 3317U
1.6 GHz
Core i3 2330M
2.2 GHz


Core i3 2308M

In The News From around the web


Intel’s erratic Core M performance leaves an opening for AMD

by Joel Hruska |
Instead of absolutely guaranteeing that a chip will reach a certain speed at a given temperature or power consumption level, simply establish that frequency range as a “maybe” and push the issue off on OEMs or enthusiasts to deal with.
In several cases, the gaps in both CPU and GPU workloads are quite significant — and favor the slower processor.

More Intel Core M Coming Q4

by Ian Cutress |
All new CPUs are slated for a Q4 launch, which would mean that they might become available for end users in products on the shelf sometime in Q1 2015.
These initial CPUs should be properly available to the public in Q4 in devices such as the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro using the Core M-5Y70.
The fact that Chrome runs poorly — markedly worse than Internet Explorer — could be indicative of GPU driver issues, while the 3.5W TDP target Lenovo apparently locked in would explain the throttling behavior.
It’s possible that these weak performance figures and throttling issues are either caused by Intel drivers or by overly aggressive chip positioning.
One of the main graphs Intel was pushing in their briefing was this one, indicating what power is required for a fanless tablet.
With the 12.5-inch size and 7.3mm width, it sounds like the T300 Chi will be modifying the Core M CPU to be around 4W in order to keep the 41C skin temperature as a maximum.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type rPGA 988B


Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes


Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s


Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C


Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W
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