CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3240 vs 3225 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3240 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3240

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Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3225

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Intel Core i3 3225

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3225 vs the 3240.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3240 vs 3225

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3240
4.06 mHash/s
Core i3 3225
5.78 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 3240
4.27 mPixels/s
Core i3 3225
8.45 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3240
177,600 MB/s
Core i3 3225
169,900 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3240  vs
3225 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 2.67 pt/W 2.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i3 3240  vs
3225 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1 28
Overclocked clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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