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Front view of Intel Core i3 4170T

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 66.4 °C vs 65 °C Almost the same
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Sep, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3240T

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Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 200 MHz 3.2x higher GPU clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4170T vs 3240T

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 4170T
3,640 MB/s
Core i3 3240T
151,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4170T  vs
3240T 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.9 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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 4.04 pt/W 3.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i3 4170T  vs
3240T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.4°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz 3.04 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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