The Intel’s Pentium P6300 is a dual core 2.26 GHz processor based upon the Arrandale Architecture – the same architecture that powers the Intel core i3 processors. The major difference between the core i3 processor and the Pentium P6300 processor is the lack of Hyperthreading in in the later. This will slightly reduce the performance of the Pentium P6300 processor as compared to the similarly clocked Core i3-350M ( 2.26 GHz) processor.
The two most important features of the Pentium P6300 processor is the Integrated Memory controller and the Integrated graphics. With the Integrated Memory Controller, the processor communicates with the memory directly, thereby increasing the processor to memory communication speed. The Integrated Graphics is a decent features which is good for video processing and display, but falls short of fulfilling the requirements of the high end gaming.
The Pentium P6300 cones with 3 MB of Intel Smart Cache. In the Smart Cache technology, the two cores dynamically share the memory. This helps is case of a single process needing a large amount of cache.
The processor is made up of two dies – the main die consists of the two processor cores built with 32 nm technology. The second die consists of the Integrated Memory Controller and the Integrated graphics controller.
The Table shows a quick overview of the Pentium P6300 processor.
Table : Features and Specs
|Feature||Intel Pentium P6300|
|Core Frequency||2.26 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 (No Hyperthreading)|
|Cache Organization||512KB L2 + 3MB L3|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||35 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1066|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz|
On the performance level expect slight degradation in performance with respect to the similarly clocked Core i3-350M processor.
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