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Intel Pentium G3240T

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Front view of Intel Pentium G3240T

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Intel Pentium G3240T

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Much higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,575 vs 516 More than 3x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,692 vs 1,221 More than 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 9 months later
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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
Much better performance per watt 12.98 pt/W vs 3.16 pt/W More than 4x better performance per watt
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 200 MHz 2x higher GPU clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 28.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 66.4 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3240T vs E1 2500

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E1 2500

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G3240T
153.6 MB/s
E1 2500
677,550 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G3240T  vs
E1 2500 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
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


Pentium G3240T  vs
E1 2500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.4°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 8240
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 400 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 15W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 3.16 pt/W 12.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 12.19W
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