Core i5-3380M vs Core i7-930 comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-930 is faster than the Core i5-3380M. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-3380M in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-930 has significantly more cores with 4 cores whereas the Core i5-3380M has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-3380M. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-3380M has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-930. Also, the Core i5-3380M has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-3380M CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-930 CPU because of its 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 i5-3380M has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.