As we have indicated several times in compare-processors.com , it only makes sense to compare processors with similar TDP rating. While you may look for the comparison of the E-300 with Core i3-2310M, it does not make sense, as, the core i3-2310M is a regular notebook processor with 35 Watts rating with E-300, which is an 18 Watt processor.
The core i3-2357M is the low voltage Sandy Bridge processor used in ultra thin notebooks. They are part of the Apple Macbook Air. They have better CPU performance than the E-300.
However, Intel pricing for this processor makes the notebooks more expensive and the E-300 base solution will be inexpensive. While the Radeon HD 6310 ( the integrated graphics in E-300 is decent), the HD Graphics 3000 in 2357M is not bad. Notice that the turbo boost in the i3-2357M graphics has lower base and the turbo boost.
Table : Feature Differences
|Feature||Core i3-2357M||AMD E-300|
|Core Frequency||1.30 GHz||1.30 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 (4 Hyperthreads)||2|
|Cache Organization||3 MB L3 Smart Cache||2 x 512 KB|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||17 Watts||18 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||40 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1333||DDR3-1066|
|Integrated Graphics||HD Graphics 3000 , Base 350 MHz, Turbo 950 MHz||Radeon HD 6310 GPU , 80 shaders, 488 MHz|
Some more details of Core i3-2357M
The Core i3-2357M is low power variant of the second generation Sandy Bridge core i3 processors. It is optimized for low power at the expense of performance. Clocked at 1.3 GHz, the processors has a TDP rating of 17 Watts making it suitable for long battery life and small notebooks. The integrated graphics ensures lower power consupmtion, which combined with small screen further improves battery life.
Some more details of AMD E-300
E-300 is AMD’s APU for small notebooks and netbooks aimed at $300 price range. It should give good battery life and decent graphics performance while . You may feel lack of processing juice.
In the next post we have compared the benchmark results of these two processors
Further Suggested Readings
The i3-2357M belongs to Sandy Bridge. Check out the Sandy Bridge Architecture.
The E300 belongs to the Zacate APU Series from AMD. Take a look at at the Zacate Architecture.