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Front view of Intel Pentium G3240

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Intel Pentium G3240

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
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 higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 65 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of Intel Core i3 2100T

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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 43.06W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 46.43 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 12.77 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3240 vs Core i3 2100T

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 2100T
125,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs


PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G3240  vs
Core i3 2100T 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1150
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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


Pentium G3240  vs
Core i3 2100T 
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 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 65°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 53W 35W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 3.12 pt/W 4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 28.44W


Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Pentium G3240
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