Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 vs Intel Core i3-2312M

Physical Specifications

Socket Intel Socket 775 Intel Socket G2 (988B)
Foundry Intel Intel
Process size 65 nm 32 nm
Transistors 582 million 624 million
Die size 2x 143 mm² 149 mm²
Package FC-LGA6 rPGA
tCaseMax 64°C 85°C

Performance

Frequency 3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock
Base clock 333 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 9.0x 21.0x
Multiplier unlocked Yes No
Voltage 1.34 V
TDP 130 W 35 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Mobile
Production status End-of-life End-of-life
Release date Jul 15th, 2007 Mar 1st, 2011
Codename Kentsfield Sandy Bridge
Generation Core 2 Extreme Core i3
Part SLAFN SR04PSR09S
Memory support DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 Dual-channel DDR3 Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 2

Cores

Total Cores 4 2
Total Threads 4 4
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics Intel HD 3000

Cache

Cache L1 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
Cache L2 8MB (shared) 256K (per core)
Cache L3 3MB (shared)

Notes

Notes This processor comes with an unlocked FSB multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking. It is branded under the Extreme Edition label. Can be "upgraded" to i3-2393M to operate at 2500MHz and 4MB L3 Cache by purchasing and downloading Intel software.

Features & Technologies

AVX Yes
EIST Yes Yes
HTT Yes
Intel 64 Yes Yes
MMX Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.1 Yes
SSE4.2 Yes
SSSE3 Yes
Smart Cache Yes
VT-x Yes Yes
XD bit Yes
iAMT2 Yes

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