CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3240 vs G2030 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium G3240 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3240

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3240

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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 3.1 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 10 months later
Front view of Intel Pentium G2030

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Intel Pentium G2030

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the G2030 vs the G3240.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3240 vs G2030

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3240
6.81 mHash/s
Pentium G2030
2.68 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium G3240
7.9 mPixels/s
Pentium G2030
4.1 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3240
140.29 fps
Pentium G2030
30.88 fps

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
Pentium G2030
157,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3240  vs
G2030 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3 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
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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
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
G2030 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

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

power consumption

TDP 53W 55W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 3.12 pt/W 2.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 44.69W

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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