Intel Core i3-3240
Intel Core i3-3240
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Intel Core i3-3240: 52 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2 x 3.4GHz
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180: 28 x 2.5GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
Intel Xeon Gold 5122: 2670MHz

3. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
22nm
Intel Atom C3958: 14nm

4. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176: 56

5. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
650MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz

6. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Intel Core i3-3240
59% have it

7. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
0.5MB
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176: 28MB

8. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
4450
Intel Core i7-5960X: 16059

9. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
128KB
AMD Opteron 6180 SE: 1536KB

10. thermal design power (TDP)

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
55W
Intel Atom Z650: 3W

11. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
0.25MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core

12. Supports 64-bit

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
Intel Core i3-3240
96% have it

13. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
25.6GB/s
Intel Xeon E5504: 192.2GB/s

14. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
6840
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251

16. Uses hyperthreading technology

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
Intel Core i3-3240
57% have it

17. Has Tri-Gate transistors

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.
Intel Core i3-3240
35% have it

18. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Intel Core i3-3240
93% have it

19. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i3-3240
94% have it

20. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Xeon Gold 5115: 6

21. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
3MB
Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4: 60MB

22. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1200 million
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4: 7200 million

23. PCI Express (PCIe) version

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
3
Intel Core i9-7920X: 44

24. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
1756
Intel Core i3-7350K: 2625

25. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
1.5MB/core
Intel Core i9-7960X: 22MB/core

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