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Front view of Intel Pentium G3240T

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Much higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 2.2x better turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,575 vs 597 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,692 vs 1,890 More than 95% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Feb, 2014 vs May, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Slightly higher GPU clock speed 200 MHz vs 166 MHz More than 20% higher GPU clock speed
Front view of Intel Core i5 430UM

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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
Lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 28.44W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3240T vs Core i5 430UM

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 G3240T
153.6 MB/s
Core i5 430UM
69.2 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G3240T  vs
Core i5 430UM 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 1.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1150
BGA 1288
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
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 8,192 MB


Pentium G3240T  vs
Core i5 430UM 
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 27 9

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 166 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 500 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 18W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 3.16 pt/W 2.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 14.63W


Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s
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