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Front view of Intel Pentium J2900

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium J2900

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 28.44W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 3.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 3.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 3240T

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Intel Core i3 3240T

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.04 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 8,192 MB Supports 4x more RAM
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium J2900 vs Core i3 3240T

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 J2900
62,700 MB/s
Core i3 3240T
151,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium J2900  vs
Core i3 3240T 
Clock speed 2.41 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 688 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 896 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB

details

Pentium J2900  vs
Core i3 3240T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.67 GHz 3.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.66 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.67 GHz 3.04 GHz

power consumption

TDP 10W 35W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 6.24 pt/W 3.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 8.13W 28.44W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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