Intel Core i3-2370M is a low mid-range processor announced in Q1 of 2012. It is part of the “Sandy Bridge” generation and operates at a base frequency of 2.4GHz. Unlike its “bigger brethren” of the Core i5 and Core i7 families, i3-2370M does not sport the TurboBoost functionality, prohibiting it from overclocking its cores during periods of higher loads.
The chip is equipped with 128KB of first level cache, 512KB of second level cache, and 3MB of third level cache. The Core i3-2370M has been developed using a 22nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 controller. It operates at a base frequency of 650MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 1150MHz. Power consumption of the whole system on a chip is 35 watts, with a maximum operating temperature of 85C. The processor also comes in a BGA variation, allowing it to be soldered onto motherboards. That version can withstand a temperature of 105C.
Intel Core i3-2370M supports HyperThreading (additional virtual core for every physical one), PCI Express 2.0, up to 16GB of DDR3 1066/1333 memory and the SSE4 instruction set.
Intel Core i3-2370M - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Sandy Bridge|
|Base CPU frequency||2.4 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Base GPU frequency||650 MHz|
|L1 cache||128 KB|
|L3 cache||3072 KB|
|Manufacturing process||32 nm|
|Max Memory||16 GB|
|Date of announcement||01 January 2012|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||2.4 GHz|
|LL cache||3072 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1150 MHz|
|L2 cache||512 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||21.3 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel® HD Graphics 3000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync Virtualization, AES-NI, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT), Intel® TSX-NI, Intel® 64, Idle States, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology, Thermal Monitoring Technologies, Intel® Identity Protection Technology.|