Intel Atom x5-Z8500 vs. Intel Core i3-3240

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Atom x5-Z8500 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-3240
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Core i3-3240
Intel Atom Family Intel Core i3
Intel Atom x3/x5/x7 CPU group Intel Core i 3000
1 Generation 3
Cherry Trail Architecture Ivy Bridge S
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
1.44 GHz Frequency 3.40 GHz
2.24 GHz Turbo (1 Core)
2.24 GHz Turbo (All Cores)
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU Intel HD Graphics 2500
0.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
0.60 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.05 GHz
8 GPU Generation 7
14 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
12 Execution units 6
96 Shader 48
8 GB Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version 11.0

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM Memory DDR3-1600
Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
L2 Cache
2.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version
2 PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

2 W TDP (PL1) 55 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 22 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
BGA 138 Socket LGA 1155
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q2/2015 Release date Q3/2012
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
38 (32%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
119 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
136 (44%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
306 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
203 (34%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
602 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
659 (49%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
1342 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
Intel HD Graphics 400 @ 0.60 GHz
126 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.05 GHz
101 (80%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
2648 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
5576 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
0.44 (31%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
1.42 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
1.67 (49%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
3.41 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
12.4 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
10.8 (87%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Intel Atom x5-Z8500
4x 1.44 GHz (2.24 GHz)
1950 (43%)
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Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
4531 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

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