Average Bench: 37.8% (1041st of 1323)

Based on 14,208 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz
Poor: 26%Average: 37.8% Great: 43%
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 26%

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 M 330 averaged 62.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Memory Latency 57Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 43.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 M 330 is just 17.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3 M 330 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 113Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 14,208 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.4 Memory 57 65.2
20.5 1-Core 43.9 51
36.8 2-Core 77.5 98.5
38.4% 59.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
49.6 4-Core 110 131
53.8 8-Core 113 132
15.2% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.3 64-Core 112 132
7.5% 112 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.6
1-Core 52.1
2-Core 92
45% 69.6 Pts
4-Core 136
8-Core 137
19% 136 Pts
64-Core 136
9% 136 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz
Memory 64
1-Core 51.1
2-Core 96.3
45% 70.5 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 131
18% 133 Pts
64-Core 131
9% 131 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz
Memory 61.6
1-Core 49.6
2-Core 90.8
43% 67.3 Pts
4-Core 129
8-Core 134
18% 132 Pts
64-Core 136
9% 136 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz
Memory 60.8
1-Core 50
2-Core 97.2
43% 69.3 Pts
4-Core 133
8-Core 130
18% 132 Pts
64-Core 136
9% 136 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 50.4
1-Core 50.7
2-Core 98.9
40% 66.7 Pts
4-Core 137
8-Core 135
19% 136 Pts
64-Core 137
9% 137 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.4
1-Core 51.5
2-Core 95.1
40% 66 Pts
4-Core 130
8-Core 131
18% 131 Pts
64-Core 128
9% 128 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i3 M 330 Builds (Compare 406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 1564

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $30

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-330M Processor (3M Cache, 2.13 GHz)
Code NameArrandale
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi3-330M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$177.00
Clock Speed2.13 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W


Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency500 MHz
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency667 MHz
Clear Video HD TechYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo


Max Memory Size8 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth17.1 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes


Package SizerPGA 37.5mmx 37.5mm, BGA 34mmx28mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography45 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedBGA1288, PGA988
Processing Die Size81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors382 million
Graphics and IMC Die Size114 mm2
# of Graphics and IMC Die Transistors177 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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5 months ago.

Barely could do anything in 2020-2021. Awful graphics, too. So glad I have my i5 9400f now.


6 months ago.

10 years and is still working nice (6gb ram and ssd drive). impressive.


4 months ago.

The CPU is good for web browsing online and can run very basic 3D games if you had a small GPU like a GT 710


20 months ago.

Whit 8gb ram and ssd drive works fine


23 months ago.

This would have been passable a decade ago. Just awful.

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