Intel Core i3-3240 vs Intel Pentium G2020

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Intel Core i3-3240 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Pentium G2020
Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Pentium G2020

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-3240 or Intel Pentium G2020 ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i3-3240 has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i3-3240 was released in Q3/2012.

The Intel Pentium G2020 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.90 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Pentium G2020 was released in Q2/2013.
Intel Core i3 Family Intel Pentium
Intel Core i 3000 CPU group Intel Pentium G2000
3 Generation 4
Ivy Bridge S Architecture Ivy Bridge S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i3-3240 or Intel Pentium G2020 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

2 Cores 2
4 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.40 GHz Frequency 2.90 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i3-3240 or Intel Pentium G2020 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Intel HD Graphics 2500 GPU Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1)
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
1.05 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.05 GHz
7 GPU Generation 7
22 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
6 Execution units 6
48 Shader 48
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.0 DirectX Version 11.0

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1333
Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
3.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
PCIe version 2.0
PCIe lanes 16

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i3-3240 or Intel Pentium G2020 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

22 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
LGA 1155 Socket LGA 1155
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2012 Release date Q2/2013
110 $ Release price 48 $
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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
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
602 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
536 (89%)
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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
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1342 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
977 (73%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
286 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
835 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
569 (68%)
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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%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.05 GHz
101 (100%)
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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
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
4531 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
2792 (62%)
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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
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
119 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
101 (85%)
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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
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
306 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
196 (64%)
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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
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
2648 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
2086 (79%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
5576 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
3976 (71%)
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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
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1.42 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
1.21 (85%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3.41 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
2.32 (68%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.05 GHz
10.8 (100%)
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.05 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

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