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Intel Core i3 330M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 330M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 330M

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 89,200 MB/s vs 45,800 MB/s Around 95% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,687 vs 508 More than 5.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Higher clock speed 2.13 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better turbo clock speed 667 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 35% better turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 1,793 vs 321 More than 5.5x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 2.8 pt/W vs 1.81 pt/W Around 55% better performance per watt
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AMD E 240

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 28.44W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Jan, 2010 Release date a year later
Lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 330M vs E 240

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 330M
2,832
E 240
513

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 330M
1,300
E 240
522

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 330M
89,200 MB/s
E 240
45,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 330M
2,687
E 240
508

GeekBench

Core i3 330M
3,910
E 240
929

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 330M
1,793
E 240
321

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 330M  vs
E 240 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
BGA 1288
940
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3

details

Core i3 330M  vs
E 240 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 16 5

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 6310
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 667 MHz 500 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 18W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 2.8 pt/W 1.81 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 14.63W
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