i3-380 processors are very common in laptops nowadays. Both are dual
core processors, so there is a possibility of getting confused. The
question may arise in your mind which processor is suitable for your
work. Before reaching a conclusion let us analyze the specs of both
these processors – Intel Pentium P6200 and Intel core i3-380M
Both Intel Pentium P6200 and Intel core i3-380M are based on Intel's
Arrandale family and has two cores.
Both processors are fabricated with 32nm technology
Like Intel core i3-380M, Intel Pentium P6200 incorporates 3MB of L3 cache.
Other things like integrated memory controller, integrated graphics
and even die size and number of transistors are same.
Now there are two major differences between Intel Pentium P6200 and
Intel core i3-380M
Intel Pentium P6200 is clocked at 2.13GHz frequency while Intel core
i3-380M clocked at 2.53GHz frequency.
Pentium P6200 doesn't comprises of Hyper Threading technology but
Intel core i3-380M incorporates Hyper Threading technology, by virtue
of which each core can process 2 threads at the same time. So, 4
threads can be processed at the same time. Thus Intel core i3-380M has
better multitasking ability than Intel Pentium P6200. Even all other
core i3 mobile processors will provide better performance than Intel
Which one is better Intel Pentium P6200 and Intel core i3-380M?
It depends upon your requirement. Suppose you need a laptop for web
browsing, checking email or running MS Office, watching movie or photo
and your work doesn't involve any complicated multitasking program
then Intel Pentium P6200 is more than enough for you.
If you want to run latest professional software or video editing
application on P6200 you might see significant lag with this
processor. In that case you need Intel core i3-380M. However, memory
and graphics are important factor as well.