Intel Core i3-2330M: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2011
Performance 0.99

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-2330M sales 15 May 2011 at a recommended price of $225. This is a 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 FCBGA1023, PPGA988 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

0.99%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654
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General info

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

Place in performance rating2316
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i3
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge (2011−2013)
Release date15 May 2011
(11 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$225of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$109 (0.5x MSRP)of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

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 cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads4
Base clock speed2.2 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2.2 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache3 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size149 mm2
Maximum core temperature85C (PGA); 100C (BGA)of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors624 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7845HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-2330M 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 configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketFCBGA1023, PPGA988
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

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

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX
AES-NI-
FMA+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
My WiFi+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access+
Demand Based Switching-
FDI+
Fast Memory Access+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-
EDB+
Identity Protection+
Anti-Theft+

Virtualization technologies

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

AMD-V+
VT-d-
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

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

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size16 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth21.3 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

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

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 3000
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.1 GHz
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-2330M's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported2
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+
SDVO+
CRT+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (EPYC 9654)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7401)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-2330M. 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.

i3-2330M 0.99
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • TrueCrypt AES

Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i3-2330M 1229

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-2330M 375

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-2330M 817

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i3-2330M 2888

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i3-2330M 6466

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i3-2330M 2627

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

i3-2330M 2

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i3-2330M 0

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i3-2330M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 1.5 Mh/s  

Is Core i3-2330M good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-2330M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


Core i3-2330M AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-2330M by AMD is A6-3410MX, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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

AMD A6-5357M 103.03
AMD A6-9210 103.03
Intel Core i3-2330M 100
AMD A4-9120 97.98
AMD A6-3400M 96.97

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Best GPUs for Core i3-2330M

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i3-2330M, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i3-2330M in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 3804 configurations based on Core i3-2330M in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.2% (9/3804)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.05% (2/3804)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.05% (2/3804)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.05% (2/3804)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.03% (1/3804)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.03% (1/3804)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 Quadro RTX 8000
0.03% (1/3804)
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Radeon RX 6700 XT
0.03% (1/3804)
NVIDIA TITAN Xp TITAN Xp
0.03% (1/3804)

User rating

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