CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3220 vs 3240T among desktop CPUs

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

6.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium G3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium G3220  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3220

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Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 65 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date a year later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3240T

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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 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 43.88W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 47.3 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 13.01 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3220 vs Core i3 3240T

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

Pentium G3220
171,700 MB/s
Core i3 3240T
151,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3220  vs
Core i3 3240T 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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 54W 35W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.75 pt/W 3.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Pentium G3220  vs
Core i3 3240T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 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 - 72°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.05 GHz 3.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz 3.04 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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