Intel Core i3-3240 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 550

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i3-3240 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Phenom II X2 550
Intel Core i3-3240 AMD Phenom II X2 550
Intel Core i3 Family AMD Phenom II
Intel Core i 3000 CPU group AMD Phenom II - 545
3 Generation 2
Ivy Bridge S Architecture Callisto (K10)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 2
4 Threads 2
3.40 GHz Frequency 3.10 GHz
Turbo (1 Core)
Turbo (All Cores)
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 2500 GPU no iGPU
0.65 GHz GPU frequency
1.05 GHz GPU (Turbo)
7 GPU Generation
22 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
6 Execution units
48 Shader
Max. GPU Memory
11.0 DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1600 Memory DDR2-1066
Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
L2 Cache
3.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

55 W TDP (PL1) 80 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

22 nm Technology 45 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE3, SSE4a
LGA 1155 Socket AM3
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI No
Q3/2012 Release date Q4/2009
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
119 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
82 (69%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
306 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
157 (51%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
602 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
404 (67%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
1342 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
736 (55%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.05 GHz
101 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
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0 (0%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
2648 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
1672 (63%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
5576 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
3082 (55%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
1.42 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
0.94 (66%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
3.41 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
1.84 (54%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
10.8 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2x 3.40 GHz HT
4531 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 AMD Phenom II X2 550
2x 3.10 GHz
1995 (44%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

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