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Intel Pentium G3240T

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3240T

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 68.25W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
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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
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 200 MHz 75% higher GPU clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 66.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3240T vs Core i5 4460

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 4460
4,300,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3240T  vs
Core i5 4460 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1150
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s

details

Pentium G3240T  vs
Core i5 4460 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 27 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.4°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 84W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 3.16 pt/W 9.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 68.25W
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