Intel Core i3-2330E: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i3-2330E


Intel started Intel Core i3-2330E sales 1 June 2011 at a recommended price of $225. This is Sandy Bridge architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2.2 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket G2 (988B) processor with a TDP of 35 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 2.08 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Core i3-2330E processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating
Market segment
Intel Core i3
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
Release date
1 June 2011 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
of 305 (Core i7-870)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed
2.2 GHz
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
2.2 GHz
Bus support
4 × 5 GT/s
L1 cache
64K (per core)
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
32 nm
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
149 mm2
Number of transistors
624 million
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support


Information on Core i3-2330E compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
G2 (988B)
Thermal design power (TDP)
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-2330E. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-2330E's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR3 Dual-channel
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
16 GB
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
21.335 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-2330E.

Integrated graphics card

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-2330E. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.



Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i3-2330E is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 82% minimum and 74% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-2330E from AMD is Turion 64 MT-28, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-2330E:

Similar processors

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