Intel Pentium 2030M vs Core i3-2312M

Intel Pentium 2030M
Intel Core i3-2312M

General info

Comparing Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.34
 
n/d
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Pentium
 
Intel Core i3
Achitecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
January 2013
 
September 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$134
 
$225
Price now
$134
 
n/d

Technical specs

Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.5 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
2048 KB
 
3072 KB
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
118 mm2
 
149 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
85 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
85 °C
Transistor count
1400 million
 
624 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M 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 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCPGA988
 
PPGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® AVX
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
My WiFi
-
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
-
Hyper-Threading
-
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Demand Based Switching
-
 
-
FDI
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
+
 
+

Security technologies

Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
Anti-Theft
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
-
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M.
Supported memory types
DDR3 / L / -RS 1333 / 1600
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
21.3 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
 
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (350 - 1100 MHz)
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
2
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
SDVO
+
 
+
CRT
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium 2030M 5.00 +1%
i3-2312M 4.95

Passmark

Pentium 2030M 2398 +1%
i3-2312M 2374

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium 2030M and Core i3-2312M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium 2030M

1% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($134 vs $225)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of Intel Core i3-2312M

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
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

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