Intel Pentium G3450 vs Core i3-3240T

Intel Pentium G3450
Intel Core i3-3240T

General info

Comparing Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.04
 
n/d
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Ivy Bridge
Release date
on May 2014
 
on September 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$175
 
n/d
Price now
$100
 
n/d

Technical specs

Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
2.9 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
177 mm2
 
94 mm2
Maximum core temperature
72 °C
 
65 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
65 °C
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1150
 
FCLGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
54 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
-
Hyper-Threading
-
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
-
Identity Protection
-
 
+
Anti-Theft
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
25.6 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD (Haswell)
 
Intel HD 2500
Max video memory
1.7 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
1.05 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
n/d
VGA
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
1920x1080@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over eDP
2560x1600@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
2560x1600@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over VGA
1920x1200@60Hz
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.1 / 12
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.3
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T.
PCIe revision
Up to 3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium G3450 7.80 +0.8%
i3-3240T 7.74

Passmark

Pentium G3450 3695 +0.8%
i3-3240T 3666

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium G3450 and Core i3-3240T are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium G3450

0.8% faster in synthetic tests
ECCMemory
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of Intel Core i3-3240T

Less power hungry (35 vs 54 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
IdentityProtectionTechVersion

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