Intel Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 vs Core i3-390M

Intel Celeron Dual-Core SU2300
Intel Core i3-390M

General info

Comparing Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
16.48
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Celeron Dual-Core
 
Intel Core i3
Achitecture codename
Penryn
 
Arrandale
Release date
1 September 2009
 
4 December 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$134
 
$39
Price now
n/d
 
$39

Technical specs

Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
1.2 GHz
 
2.66 GHz
FSB
800 MHz
 
2500 MHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3072 KB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
107 mm2
 
81+114 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
90 °C for rPGA, 105 °C for BGA
Transistor count
410 Million
 
382+177 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
n/d
 
1
Socket
BGA956
 
BGA1288, PGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
10 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
-
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
+
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
PAE
n/d
 
36 Bit
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
8 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
17.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M.
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
667 MHz
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 8.57 +26%
Core i3-390M 6.80

3DMark06 CPU

Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 1000
Core i3-390M 2811 +181.1%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 1250
Core i3-390M 2829 +126.3%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 2380
Core i3-390M 6405 +169.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Celeron Dual-Core SU2300

26% faster in synthetic tests
Less power hungry (10 vs 35 watts)
Speedstep (saves battery charge by managing an Intel CPU frequency and voltage in realtime)

Advantages of Intel Core i3-390M

Much newer (4 December 2010 vs 1 September 2009)
Cheaper ($39 vs $134)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

So, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 or Core i3-390M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Celeron Dual-Core SU2300.
Should you still have questions on choice between Celeron Dual-Core SU2300 and Core i3-390M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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