Intel Core i3-330M: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i3-330M

Summary

Intel started Core i3-330M sales 10 January 2010 at a recommended price of $49. This is Arrandale 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 2.13 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a BGA1288, PGA988 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 3.78 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core i3-330M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
10.89
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i3
 
Achitecture codename
Arrandale
 
Release date
10 January 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$49
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$49
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i3-330M's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-330M's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
2.13 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
FSB
2500 MHz
 
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
3072 KB
 
of 262144 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
81+114 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
90 °C for rPGA, 105 °C for BGA
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
177+382 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-330M 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
 
Socket
BGA1288, PGA988
 
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-330M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
FMA
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
PAE
36 Bit
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i3-330M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-330M are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-330M.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
Maximum memory size
8 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
17.1 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-330M.
Integrated graphics
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
 
Graphics max frequency
667 MHz
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-330M's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i3-330M's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-330M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

3.78

3DMark06 CPU

2230

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2330

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

5491

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

1.8

Passmark

1785

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i3-330M is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-330M performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-330M from AMD is Turion 64 ML-40, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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