Intel Core i3-390M: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i3-390M

Summary

Intel started Core i3-390M sales 11 January 2011 at a recommended price of $39. 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 2.66 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 6.85 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of 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)
16.46
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i3
 
Achitecture codename
Arrandale
 
Release date
11 January 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$39
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$39
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i3-390M's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-390M's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
2.66 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
FSB
1 × 2.5 GT / s
 
L1 cache
128 KB
 
L2 cache
512 KB
 
L3 cache
3 MB
 
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
382+177 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on 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
1
 
Socket
BGA1288, PGA988
 
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-390M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
AES-NI
+
 
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 i3-390M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-390M are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

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

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-390M.
Integrated graphics
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
 
Graphics max frequency
667 MHz
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-390M's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i3-390M's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

6.85

3DMark06 CPU

2811

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2829

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

6405

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

2.2

Passmark

2179

Game benchmarks

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

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-390M performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-390M from AMD is A6-9225, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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