Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988) vs Pentium 2117U

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Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988) advantages



Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988)
  • 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



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  • 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
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
 
1.8GHz
 
 
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
 
17W
 
 
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
General recommendations:
Executes more simultaneous threads,
Operates at higher base frequency,
Can be upgraded
  General recommendations:
Significantly lower power

Drawbacks:

Needs much more power
 

Drawbacks:

Cannot execute as many threads at once,
Runs at lower base frequency,
Not upgreadable or replaceable

Similar processors

Core i3-330M (PGA988) Pentium 2117U
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988) and Intel 2117U.

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  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

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
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i3 MobilePentium Dual-Core Mobile
Basic details
Model numberi3-330M2117U
CPU part numberCP80617004122AGAV8063801058800
Introduction dateJanuary 7, 2010September 30, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameArrandaleIvy Bridge
Platform nameCalpella 
MicroarchitectureNehalemIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket G1BGA1023
Frequency (MHz)21331800
Clock Multiplier1618
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)30722048
Max temperature (°C)90105
TDP (Watt)3517
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)500350
Maximum frequency (MHz)6671000
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-800, DDR3-1066DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988)" or "Intel Pentium 2117U" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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