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Intel Core i3-330M (BGA) vs Pentium 2020M

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Intel Core i3-330M (BGA) advantages

  • One of the distinctive features of the Intel i3-330M CPU is Hyper-Threading technology, which doubles the number of threads that the microprocessor can process simultaneously.

Intel Pentium 2020M advantages

  • According to our estimates, the 2020M performs 33% better when running single-threaded applications.
  • It is estimated that multi-threaded performance of the Intel 2020M CPU is higher.
  • The Pentium 2020M processor fits into Socket G2, and can be removed from it without effort. This allows easy processor upgrade or downgrade when necessary.

i3-330M vs 2020M estimated performance

The charts below illustrate relative performance of Core i3-330M (BGA) and Pentium 2020M processors. Results for Pentium 2020M were determined based on a variety of tests. Performance numbers for Core i3-330M (BGA) were derived from benchmark results of other microprocessors with similar core and microarchitecture. As a note, the approximation has greater error of margin than results obtained using real-world benchmarks. Also, this is an averaged performance, and the shown results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual tests.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.33
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.19
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core i3-330M (BGA)       - Intel Pentium 2020M

i3-330M vs 2020M specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel i3-330M and 2020M processors. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a CPU performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of additional threads, provided 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. Although 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
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.13GHz
 
2.4GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
3584KB
 
2560KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
35W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better

  - Intel Core i3-330M (BGA)       - Intel Pentium 2020M

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel i3-330M vs Intel 2020M specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i3-330M (BGA) Pentium 2020M
General recommendations:
Executes more threads at once
  General recommendations:
Faster in single- and multi-threaded programs,
Can be upgraded

Drawbacks:

Not upgreadable or replaceable
 

Drawbacks:

Handles fewer threads

Similar processors

Core i3-330M (BGA) Pentium 2020M
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as i3-330M and Intel Pentium 2020M.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i3-330M (BGA) and Intel Pentium 2020M pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i3-330M (BGA)Intel Pentium 2020M
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i3 MobilePentium Dual-Core Mobile
Basic details
Model numberi3-330M2020M
CPU part numberCN80617004122AGAW8063801033501
AW8063801211202
Introduction dateJanuary 7, 2010September 30, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameArrandaleIvy Bridge
Platform nameCalpella 
MicroarchitectureNehalemIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA1288Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)21332400
Clock Multiplier1624
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)30722048
Max temperature (°C)10590
TDP (Watt)35
Max power dissipation (Watt)67.2 
Core voltage (V)0.8 - 1.4 
Cores2
Threads42
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
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 (Nehalem)HD (Ivy Bridge)
Base frequency (MHz)500650
Maximum frequency (MHz)6671100
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-800, DDR3-1066DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i3-330M (BGA)" or "Intel Pentium 2020M" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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