Intel Core i3-2348M vs AMD Turion II Ultra M620

Intel Core i3-2348M
AMD Turion II Ultra M620

General info

Comparing Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i3
 
AMD Turion II Ultra
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Caspian
Release date
1 January 2013
 
10 September 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$225
 
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Technical specs

Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.3 GHz
 
2.5 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
3600 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
n/d
L2 cache
512 KB
 
2048 KB
L3 cache
3 MB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
149 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
85C (PGA); 100C (BGA)
 
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Transistor count
624 Million
 
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64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
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Socket
Socket G2
 
Socket S1 (s1g3) 638-pin
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
n/d
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
PowerNow
-
 
+
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
-
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
-
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
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Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
21.3 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1150 MHz)
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
SDVO
+
 
n/d
CRT
+
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620.
PCIe revision
2
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-2348M and Turion II Ultra M620 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-2348M

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 January 2013 vs 10 September 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
FMA4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Turion II Ultra M620

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
PowerNow

So, Core i3-2348M or Turion II Ultra M620?

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