Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA) vs Pentium 4 3.2 GHz

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Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA) advantages

  • More CPU cores on the Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA) help to handle multiple threads or processes at once.
  • This microprocessor supports Execute disable bit feature, that can protect from certain types of computer viruses. This technology does not work on older OSes, such as Windows 2000, MAC OS 9, and earlier ones.
  • The Core i3-2310M (BGA) includes Intel 64 feature, that allows it to run 64-bit operating systems.
  • On-chip Virtualization technology enhances performance of virtualized programs.
  • The Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA) has SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
  • The Core i3-2310M (BGA) CPU features AVX instructions, that appeared in modern processors not too far ago. These extensions are not broadly supported by applications yet, however their support should improve in future apps.
  • Besides 2 CPU cores, the Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA) has integrated HD 3000 GPU. This Graphics Processing Unit is not a substitute for high-end graphics cards, but it can be used for casual games and 3D applications.
  • Power consumption of the microprocessor is better.

Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz advantages

  • Operating frequency of the Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz is higher than the frequency of the Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA).
  • The Pentium 4 3.2 GHz is produced in a socket Socket 478 compatible package. CPUs in this package can be removed from the socket for upgrade or replacement.

Core i3-2310M (BGA) vs Pentium 4 3.2 GHz specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz and Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA) characteristics. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, offered by Hyper-Threading technology. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
2
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
2.1GHz
 
3.2GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
3584KB
 
1024KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
35W
 
103W
 
 
Lower is better

  - Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA)       - Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz

Detailed side by side comparison of Core i3-2310M (BGA) vs Intel specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i3-2310M (BGA) Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
General recommendations:
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Executes more simultaneous threads,
Offers partial virus protection,
Supports 64-bit operating system,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX instructions,
Comes with HD 3000 GPU,
Much lower power
  General recommendations:
Base frequency is much higher,
Can be upgraded

Drawbacks:

Base frequency is lower,
Not possible to upgrade ot replace
 

Drawbacks:

Has fewer CPU cores,
Does not support as many threads,
Lacks some instructions,
Does not have on-chip graphics,
Needs considerably more power
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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA) and Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i3-2310M (BGA)Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
Market segmentMobileDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i3 MobilePentium 4
Basic details
Model numberi3-2310M 
CPU part numberAV8062700999605RK80546PG0881M
Box part number BX80546PG3200E
Introduction dateFebruary 20, 2011February 2, 2004
 
CPU features
Core nameSandy BridgePrescott
MicroarchitectureSandy BridgeNetburst
Technology (micron)0.0320.09
Data width (bits)6432
SocketBGA1023Socket 478
Frequency (MHz)21003200
Bus speed (MHz) 800
Clock Multiplier2116
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)16 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)5121024
L3 cache (KB)3072 
Max temperature (°C)10069.1 / 73.2
TDP (Watt)3589 / 103
Max power dissipation (Watt) 100.39 / 115.39
Core voltage (V) 1.25 - 1.4
Cores21
Threads42
Multiprocessing1 
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+-
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+-
Virtualization+-
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+-
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 3000None
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers10
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