Intel Core i3-3227U

The Intel Core i3-3227U is an ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture released in Q1 2013. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.9 GHz, Turbo Boost is not supported. As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessors, it offers a 3 MB L3-Cache.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i3-3227U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Therefore, overall performance is similar to the former Core i5-2467M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6620G.

The ULV-CPUs are rated at a TDP of 17 W including graphics card and memory controller.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for small laptops and ultrabooks.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate1900 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1023
FeaturesHyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $225 U.S.
Announcement Date01/25/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 3227U

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2530     avg: 2530 (14.39%)     max: 2530 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1818     avg: 1832 (15.53%)     max: 1846 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 19736     avg: 20099.5 (37.13%)     max: 20463 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 4998     avg: 4998 (54.76%)     max: 4998 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 4413     avg: 4413 (51.29%)     max: 4413 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 4144     avg: 4144 (24.84%)     max: 4144 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 3735     avg: 3735 (27.73%)     max: 3735 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4140     avg: 4140 (32.64%)     max: 4140 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.0975     avg: 0.1 (0.06%)     max: 0.0976 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.168     avg: 0.2 (0.07%)     max: 0.168 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.186     avg: 0.2 (0.02%)     max: 0.187 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 10.79     avg: 10.9 (10.77%)     max: 10.91 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 59.16     avg: 59.6 (30.16%)     max: 59.97 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2015     avg: 2015 (27.7%)     max: 2015 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 888.422     avg: 904.2 (90.71%)     max: 919.893 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 28.019     avg: 29.1 (95.03%)     max: 30.097 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2027     avg: 2195.5 (16.61%)     max: 2364 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6386     avg: 6426 (16.07%)     max: 6466 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2407     avg: 2413 (25.57%)     max: 2419 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.68     avg: 0.7 (24.07%)     max: 0.79 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.81     avg: 1.9 (9.38%)     max: 1.89 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3190     avg: 3271 (13.07%)     max: 3352 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7120     avg: 7157 (17.86%)     max: 7194 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2478     avg: 2570.5 (37.31%)     max: 2663 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5751     avg: 5805.5 (16.69%)     max: 5860 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 19.985     avg: 20.5 (97.47%)     max: 21 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 44.502     avg: 45.8 (98.93%)     max: 47 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1039.49     avg: 1094.2 (95.19%)     max: 1149 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 32420     avg: 35210 (16.7%)     max: 38000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 23100     avg: 23550 (18.06%)     max: 24000 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Pentium B970
5726 
Intel Core i5 2467M
5736.8 
Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
5764 
Intel Core i3 3227U
5805.5 
Intel Core i3 350M
5826.4 
Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6850
5830 
Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
5936 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130 NZUAXMB (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.6")
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Sony SV-T14124CXS (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14")
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Sony Vaio SV-F1421V1EW (NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 14.0")
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Sony Vaio SV-F15212SN (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.6")
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Sony Vaio SV-F15212SNB (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.6")
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Sony Vaio SV-F1521H1EW (NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.6")
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Sony Vaio SV-F1521K1EB (NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.6")
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521K1EB - External Review

Sony Vaio Tap 20-SVJ2022M1E (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 20.0")
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Toshiba Satellite L40-AI0110 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
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Toshiba Satellite P50-AI0010 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.6")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2377M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2375M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2367M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2365M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 620LM
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A6-6400K
   3.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-25)