Intel Core i5-3330S vs Core i5-2310

Intel Core i5-3330S
Intel Core i5-2310

General info

Comparing Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.59
 
12.34
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
3 September 2012
 
22 May 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$231
 
$150
Price now
$230
 
$152

Technical specs

Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Base frequency
2.7 GHz
 
2.9 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
3.2 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)
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
133 mm2
 
216 mm2
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
73 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
67 °C
 
73 °C
Transistor count
no data
 
1,160 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310 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
FCLGA1155
 
LGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
77 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310. 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® AVX
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
-
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
+
FDI
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
no data
Identity Protection
+
 
+
Anti-Theft
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
21 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310.
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-3330S 4.71 +5.4%
i5-2310 4.47

Passmark

i5-3330S 3828 +5.4%
i5-2310 3633

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
4.7 Mh/s +14.6%
 
4.1 Mh/s −14.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-3330S and Core i5-2310 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-3330S

5.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (3 September 2012 vs 22 May 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (77 vs 95 watts)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2310

Cheaper ($150 vs $231)

So, Core i5-3330S or Core i5-2310?

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