Intel Core i5-2310 vs Core i3-4330

Intel Core i5-2310
Intel Core i3-4330

General info

Comparing Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.34
 
4.19
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Haswell
Release date
22 May 2011
 
1 September 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$150
 
$171
Price now
$152
 
$443

Technical specs

Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Base frequency
2.9 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
216 mm2
 
177 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
67 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
73 °C
 
72 °C
Transistor count
1,160 million
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 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
 
1
Socket
LGA1155
 
FCLGA1150
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
54 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
-
Hyper-Threading
-
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
FDI
+
 
no data
Fast Memory Access
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB/s
 
25.6 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330.
Max video memory
no data
 
2 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
1.15 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
3
eDP
no data
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
no data
 
+
VGA
no data
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
no data
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
no data
 
3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
no data
 
1920x1200@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
no data
 
11.1/12
OpenGL
no data
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Up to 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-2310 4.47 +1.1%
i3-4330 4.42

Passmark

i5-2310 3633 +1.1%
i3-4330 3593

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

i5-2310 -1510
i3-4330 4920 −425.8%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
4.1 Mh/s −436.6%
 
22 Mh/s +436.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-2310 and Core i3-4330 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2310

1.1% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($150 vs $171)
IdentityProtectionTechVersion

Advantages of Intel Core i3-4330

Much newer (1 September 2013 vs 22 May 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (54 vs 95 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
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)
ECCMemory
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