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Front view of Intel Pentium G3240

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3240

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 60.1 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 52.81W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 7 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6600

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Intel Core2 Duo E6600

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3240 vs Core2 Duo E6600

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
Core2 Duo E6600
102,200 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
Core2 Duo E6600 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1150
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 0 1

details

Pentium G3240  vs
Core2 Duo E6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 9
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 60.1°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 53W 65W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 3.12 pt/W 1.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 52.81W
Intel Pentium G3240
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