Intel Core i5-3380M vs Intel Core i7-930

Compare Intel Core 2 core CPU vs Intel Core 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

17 %
23 %
35% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

31 %
37 %
19% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
19 %
46% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
19 %
46% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

34% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

31% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
17% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
271% significantly lower TDP
130 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

49% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
33% slightly more supported memory
24 GiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

882nd of 1,335
743rd of 1,335


The product line


Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2013
February 2010

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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.


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