The Intel’s Core i3-2350M and the i5-2450M are two of the best selling notebook processors in the Sandy Bridge line ( Pentium B950 is the third one).
– The Core i5-2450M has a higher base clock frequency than the i3-2350M
– The Core i5-2450M supports turbo boost that makes a bigger difference in the performance and real life computing.
– Both have the same HD Graphics 300 integrated graphics and should show similar performance in GPU ( though Core i5-2450M has marginally higher graphics turbo frequency).
Table : Core i3-2350M Vs Core i5-2450M Feature Differences
|Feature||Core i3-2350M||Core i5-2450M|
|Core Frequency||2.30 GHz||2.50 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 (4 Hyperthreads)||2 (4 Hyperthreads)|
|Cache Organization||3 MB L3 Smart Cache||3 MB L3 Smart Cache|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo||3.1 GHz|
|TDP Rating||35 Watts||35 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||32 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1333||DDR3-1333|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz||Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.20 GHz|
Table : Core i3-2350M Vs Core i5-2450M Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Core i3-2350M||Core i5-2450M|
| PassMark CPU Mark Score
| Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
||41 secomds||31 seconds|
| 3D Mark 06 CPU
| Windows 7 Experience Score
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).
Some more details of Core i5-2450M
The core i5-2450M is clocked at 2.50 GHz and should have a decent performance with its turbo boost 2.0 feature.