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Front view of Intel Core i3 3240

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3240

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 0.75 GHz More than 4.5x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Nov, 1999 Release date over 12 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon 750

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AMD Athlon 750

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 750 vs the Intel Core i3 3240.

Features Key features of the Core i3 3240  vs Athlon 750 

clock speed

Core i3 3240
3.4 GHz
Athlon 750
0.75 GHz

L2 cache

Athlon 750
0.5 MB

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3240  vs
Athlon 750 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 0.75 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Slot A

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

details

Core i3 3240  vs
Athlon 750 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 180 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 44.69W N/A
Intel Core i3 3240
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AMD Athlon 750
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