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Front view of Intel Core i3 3245

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Almost the same
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3240

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3240 vs the 3245.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3245 vs 3240

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3245
6.64 mHash/s
Core i3 3240
4.06 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 3245
2.94 mPixels/s
Core i3 3240
4.27 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3245
128.56 fps
Core i3 3240
85.9 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated 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 3245
175,050 MB/s
Core i3 3240
177,600 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3245  vs
3240 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
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 2.74 pt/W 2.67 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 3245  vs
3240 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.57 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.56 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz 3.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
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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