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Core i7-3610QM Vs i3-2350M

– The Core i7-3610QM is belongs to the newer Ivy Bridge group while the Core i3-2350M is an earlier Sandy Bridge processor. The dual core i3-2350M is obviously no match for the quad core i7-3610QM. And the difference is not just due to the double the number of cores. The Turbo boost plays a major role. We also get 10% improvement due to architectural improvements.

With the Ivy Bridge, we also get a better HD Graphics 4000 ( 50% faster than the HD Graphics 3000).

The Core i3-2350M is still a good processor if you need a laptop for daily work, emails, facebook and document editing. The Core i7-3610QM is better if you need to run applications several times a day, that take more than a minute to complete.

Table : Core i7-3610QM Vs Core i3-2350M Feature Differences

Feature Core i7-3610QM Core i3-2350M
Core Frequency 2.30 GHz 2.30 GHz
No. Of Cores 4/8 Hyperthreads 2 (4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 6 MB L3 3 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.30 GHz No Turbo
TDP Rating 45 Watts 35 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 22 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1600 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics HD 4000, 650 MHz Base Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz

Table : Core i7-3610QM Vs Core i3-2350M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i7-3610QM Core i3-2350M
PassMark CPU Mark Score 8385 3095
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) 26.1 seconds 41 secomds
3D Mark 06 CPU 6097 2640
Windows 7 Experience Score 7.6 6.7

Some more details of Core i7-3610QM

The Core i7-3610QM is another quad core processor in the Ivy Bridge Series. Clocked at modest 2.30 GHz base clock, the processor comes with improved HD Graphics 4000 as integrated graphics ( much better than the HD Graphics 3000 in Sandy Bridge).

Some more details of Core i3-2350M

The core i3-2350M is clocked at 2.30 GHz and is the fastest core i3 processor available at the time of writing ( core i3-2370M is not yet launched). There is no change with respect to the core i3-2330M ( the Sandy Bridge processor, just below it in frequency).

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2 Response

  1. ubuntu says:

    Why the hell would anyone want to compare a high end core i7 Ivy Bridge processor with a Minnow like i3 Sandy Bridge ?

  2. admin says:

    Good question ubuntu. People still like to see the comparison. The i3 Sandy Bridge is still a good processor and is available for cheap at like $400. If you wish to upgrade you need to find “what you get” if you spend $1K in place of $400.

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