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Front view of Intel Pentium G3240

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Intel Pentium G3240

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Much lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 98.28W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year vs 93.47 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Intel Core i3 2100

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More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3240 vs Core i3 2100

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium G3240
7.9 mPixels/s
Core i3 2100
2.05 mPixels/s

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 G3240
177,300 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3240  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1150
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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Pentium G3240  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 69.1°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 53W 65W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 3.12 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 98.28W

bus

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