Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988) advantages
- The processor integrates Hyper-Threading feature, which allows each CPU core to execute two threads simultaneously.
- Operating frequency of the microprocessor is higher than the frequency of the Intel 2117U processor.
- The Intel i3-330M uses Socket G1. The CPU can be effortlessly removed from the socket for replacement or upgrade.
Intel Pentium 2117U advantages
- This microprocessor is 51% more energy efficient than the i3-330M processor.
i3-330M vs 2117U specifications comparison
The charts below compare the most important Pentium 2117U and Core i3-330M 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 corresponds to the number of extra 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. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.
The number of cores / threads
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
- Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988) - Intel Pentium 2117U
Detailed side by side comparison of i3-330M vs 2117U specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Core i3-330M (PGA988)|| ||Pentium 2117U|
Executes more simultaneous threads,
Operates at higher base frequency,
Can be upgraded
Significantly lower power
Needs much more power
Cannot execute as many threads at once,
Runs at lower base frequency,
Not upgreadable or replaceable
Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988) and Intel 2117U.
Please visit Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988) and Intel Pentium 2117U pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988)||Intel Pentium 2117U|
|Family||Core i3 Mobile||Pentium Dual-Core Mobile|
|CPU part number||CP80617004122AG||AV8063801058800|
|Introduction date||January 7, 2010||September 30, 2012|
|Core name||Arrandale||Ivy Bridge|
|Platform name||Calpella|| |
|Data width (bits)||64|
|L1 cache||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||512|
|L3 cache (KB)||3072||2048|
|Max temperature (°C)||90||105|
|Max power dissipation (Watt)||67.2|| |
|Core voltage (V)||0.8 - 1.4|| |
|Instruction set extensions|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||HD (Nehalem)||HD (Ivy Bridge)|
|Base frequency (MHz)||500||350|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||667||1000|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-800, DDR3-1066||DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600|
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