The Core i3 2310M, being offered from Intel is a dual core processor for notebooks. It has two cores and can handle 4 threads at a time. It runs at 2.1GHz clock speed and comes with 3MB of L3 cache. Just like other Core i3 processors, Intel decided not to include the Turbo technology in it which allows you to have a performance boost incase CPU feels it needs more power.
Intel HD graphics 3000 accompany the CPU which are much faster than the now obsolete Intel HD graphics present in the Arrandale processors. This sandy bridge processor has a maximum TDP of 35 watts and has full support for HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization and VT-x hardware virtualization.
Update – 2310m is now replaced by Core i3 2330m.
In the 3DMark 06 test, it scored 2510 which is not bad at all for an integrated GPU. Here are the processors used in the chart given above: