Intel Core i3-380M vs Intel Pentium N3530

Compare Intel Core 2 core CPU vs Intel Pentium N Series 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

7 %
Identical
7 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

12 %
Identical
12 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

5 %
Identical
5 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

5 %
Identical
5 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

780
10% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
706

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

362
63% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
222

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
4
100% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
17% slightly higher clock speed
2 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
5 W
599% significantly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
300% significantly more pcie lanes
4

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

8 GiB
Identical
8 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,244th of 1,326
1,238th of 1,326

Family

The product line

Core
Pentium N Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2010
February 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
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Core i3-380M vs Pentium N3530 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Pentium N3530 beats the Core i3-380M in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-380M in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Pentium N3530 has significantly more cores with 2 compared to the Core i3-380M that has 4. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i3-380M has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Pentium N3530. The Pentium N3530 outputs less heat than Core i3-380M thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i3-380M has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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