Intel Core i3-3240
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Intel Core i3-3240 vs Intel Core i5-3570S. Specifications, performance, tests

Overall score
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Released
Q3/2012
Intel Core i3-3240
Intel Core i3-3240
Released
Q2/2012
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Intel Core i5-3570S
Intel Core i5-3570S

What's the best choice Intel Core i3-3240 or Intel Core i5-3570S?

We have prepared a comparison to help you choose the best processor. Compare their specifications and benchmarks.

Intel Core i3-3240 has a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. 2 Cores. Power consumption of 55 W. Released in Q3/2012.

Intel Core i5-3570S has a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz. 4 Cores. Power consumption of 65 W. Released in Q2/2012.

Differences

  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    1146 left arrow score
  • Higher clock speed

    Around 9% better clock speed

    3.40 GHz left arrow 3.10 GHz
  • Performance per watt

    times less performance per watt

    55 W left arrow 65 W

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Intel Core i3-3240 CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)
    720 place
  • Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)
    720 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    880 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    960 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    1465 place
  • Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)
    516 place
  • Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    568 place
  • Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    354 place
  • Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    496 place
  • Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)
    352 place
  • Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark
    710 place
  • More number of cores

    About 2 times more cores

    4 left arrow 2

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Intel Core i5-3570S CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    1419 place

Specifications

Technical data
Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
Intel Core i5-3570S Intel Core i5-3570S
CPU family and group

Background information about the processors being compared, series, generation and market segment.

  • Segment
    Desktop / Server left arrow Desktop / Server
  • Family
    Intel Core i3 left arrow Intel Core i5
  • Generation
    3 left arrow 3
  • CPU group
    Intel Core i 3000 left arrow Intel Core i 3000
CPU Technical specs

Basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base and turbo frequency, and cache size. These parameters indirectly tell about the speed of the processor, the higher they are the better.

  • Frequency
    3.40 GHz left arrow 3.10 GHz
  • CPU Cores
    2 left arrow 4
  • Turbo (1 Core)
    No turbo left arrow 3.80 GHz
  • CPU Threads
    4 left arrow 4
  • Hyperthreading
    Yes left arrow No
  • Overclocking
    No left arrow No
  • Core architecture
    normal left arrow normal
IGPU

Internal Graphics does not affect the performance of the CPU, performs the work of the graphics card in its absence or on mobile devices.

  • GPU name
    Intel HD Graphics 2500 left arrow Intel HD Graphics 2500
  • GPU frequency
    0.65 GHz left arrow 0.65 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    1.05 GHz left arrow 1.15 GHz
  • Execution units
    6 left arrow 6
  • Shader
    48 left arrow 48
  • Max. displays
    3 left arrow 3
  • Generation
    7 left arrow 7
  • DirectX Version
    11.0 left arrow 11.0
  • Technology
    22 nm left arrow 22 nm
  • Release date
    Q2/2012 left arrow Q2/2012
Hardware codec support

Built-in codecs used to encode and decode content. Significantly speeds up the required operations.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    No left arrow No
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    No left arrow No
  • h264
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VP9
    No left arrow No
  • VP8
    No left arrow No
  • AV1
    No left arrow No
  • AVC
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VC-1
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • JPEG
    Decode left arrow Decode
Memory specs & PCI

Types, channel quantity of RAM supported by Intel Core i5-3570S and Intel Core i3-3240. Depending on the motherboards, higher or lower memory frequencies may be supported.

  • Memory type
    DDR3-1600 left arrow DDR3-1600
  • Max. Memory
    left arrow 32 GB
  • ECC
    No left arrow No
  • Memory channels
    2 left arrow 2
  • PCIe version
    left arrow 3.0
  • PCIe lanes
    left arrow 16
Encryption
  • AES-NI
    Yes left arrow Yes
Thermal Management

Compare the TDP requirements of TDP Intel Core i3-3240 and Intel Core i5-3570S to select a cooling system. Note, the TDP value refers to thermal watts, not electrical watts.

  • TDP (PL1)
    55 W left arrow 65 W
Technologies and extensions

Architecture, interfaces, additional instructions supported by Intel Core i3-3240 and Intel Core i3-3240, virtual machine technologies and process technology.

  • Instruction set (ISA)
    x86-64 (64 bit) left arrow x86-64 (64 bit)
  • Virtualization
    VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d left arrow VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
  • ISA extensions
    SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX left arrow SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
  • L3-Cache
    3.00 MB left arrow 6.00 MB
  • Architecture
    Ivy Bridge S left arrow Ivy Bridge S
  • Technology
    22 nm left arrow 22 nm
  • Socket
    LGA 1155 left arrow LGA 1155
  • Release date
    Q3/2012 left arrow Q2/2012

Benchmarks

Performance tests CPUs

Based on the results of several benchmarks, you can more accurately estimate the difference in performance between Intel Core i3-3240 and Intel Core i5-3570S.

Compare the synthetic test values and choose the best processor!

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
The performance of the iGPU - the internal GPU in games

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